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Video: Celtic’s Neil Lennon Pays Tribute to Rangers Hero Fernando Ricksen

Video: Celtic’s Neil Lennon Pays Tribute to Rangers Hero Fernando Ricksen

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has paid a classy tribute to Rangers hero Fernando Ricksen this evening, in the wake of the Dutchman’s untimely passing.

Ricksen passed away this morning following a six-year battle with Motor Neuron Disease, and fans of clubs all over Scotland have been paying tribute to the 43-year-old on social media throughout the day.

The Netherlands international wrote himself into Rangers folklore during a six-year stay in Glasgow, where he won the domestic treble in 2003 and captained the Ibrox side to their memorable ‘Helicopter Sunday’ league triumph in 2005.

Many of Ricksen’s greatest moments for the Gers came against a Celtic side marshalled by Neil Lennon, and the current Hoops boss seemed visibly upset as he shared his thoughts on his old foe at his news conference this evening:

What are your favourite memories of Fernando Ricksen, both on and off the field?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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