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Video: Archie Macpherson Pays Lovely Tribute to Billy McNeill With Funeral Speech

Video: Archie Macpherson Pays Lovely Tribute to Billy McNeill With Funeral Speech

Archie Macpherson paid a lovely tribute to Billy McNeill in his speech at the Celtic great’s funeral.

The legendary commentator played his part in the funeral service for the late Celtic captain this afternoon.

He shared stories from his friendship with McNeill as well as the work experiences they shared throughout their careers.

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And, of course, Macpherson mentioned the biggest achievement of McNeill’s career – the 1967 European Cup win in Lisbon.

McNeill was the captain to lift the trophy that day, thrusting him into Celtic and Scottish football history.

Macpherson was covering the game that day and was one of few Scots who actually got to see the moment McNeill held aloft the famous cup.

Speaking at the funeral, Macpherson said:

How good is that?

Macpherson’s career in TV and radio spanned four decades and he is regarded as the voice of many of Scottish football’s greatest moments ever.

McNeill’s funeral was attended by hundreds and many more lined the streets from the church in Glasgow to Celtic Park to pay tribute to the Celtic legend.

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