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British boxing champion comments on greatest Celtic memories

British lightweight champion Scott Cardle says that a goal from John Collins is his fondest memory of Celtic during his childhood.


British lightweight champion Scott Cardle has said on social media that his greatest memory of Celtic during his childhood was John Collins's free kick against Rangers in 1994.


Cardle hails from the North-West of England, but his parents were both born in Glasgow and that resulted in Cardle becoming a fan of the Bhoys growing up.


In a Twitter question and answer session organised by Matchroom Sport, Cardle responded to a user who asked what he would rate as his best memory and game as a kid.

The game took place towards the end of the 1993-94 campaign, but the fixture is best remembered for Celtic supporters being banned from the Old Firm showdown at Ibrox because of alleged damage to seats on previous visits.

Some fans did make it into the ground, but there was near silence as Collins stepped up to curl the set piece over the wall and into the net.

Rangers would eventually equalise to secure a crucial draw on their way to the title, but it was a moral victory for Celtic, who ended the season in fourth position.

Cardle's favourite game was Celtic's 6-2 victory over their rivals in August 2000 as Chris Sutton, Stilian Petrov, Paul Lambert and Henrik Larsson all netted in Martin O'Neill's first Old Firm contest.

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