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Celtic Fans Honour Lisbon Lion Bobby Lennox With Statue in Saltcoats

Celtic Fans Honour Lisbon Lion Bobby Lennox With Statue in Saltcoats

Celtic fans have paid tribute to legendary Bobby Lennox as they unveiled a statue in the Lisbon Lion’s honour.

Lennox was an influential player in Jock Stein’s heroic European Cup-winning side in 1967 as the Hoops wrote their name in the history books with a 2-1 win over Inter Milan.

The left-winger also made his own history as he netted 21 goals in a 13-game scoring streak in 1968.

Now, ‘Saltcoat’s famous son’ will forever be remembered in the Ayrshire seaside town after a statue was erected in Countess Street in front of a large crowd.

The artwork came around following a Go Fund Me effort from the Statue for Bobby Twitter account.

And they finally unveiled the stunning statue this afternoon.

@jokey7 said on Twitter: “Bobby lennox honoured today with a statue for his services to scottish football. Such a humble man who leads by example. Hail Hail.”

And @tenerifetim10 added: “The Buzz Bomb – well deserved !”

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@StuartHynd

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