Statue of Jimmy Johnstone unveiled
Hundreds gather for the official ceremony at Celtic Park.
Hundreds of Celtic fans have turned out to see a statue unveiled of the man they voted the club's greatest ever player. The bronze image of Jimmy Johnstone has been put up at the main entrance to Celtic Park.
They came in their hundreds to celebrate their hero and see his memorial. The unveiling came almost three years after Jimmy Johnstone's death from motor neurone disease, and brought together fans, former teammates and family.
Jimmy's widow, Agnes Johnstone, said: "Oh he'd have been really proud of that statue, really really proud. Although he had great footballers playing alongside him, that honour would have been great for him. He'd have been really really chuffed with that." John Reid, the Celtic chairman, said: "For those of us who watched him as a player it was an absolute joy, a lifetime of memories. And for those of us, like me, who were lucky enough to get to know him as a man later in life, that courage served him well when he was afflicted with a terrible disease. I think he was also a character." They call him the greatest Celtic player ever; now Jimmy Johnstone has his place at Parkhead for ever.