90th anniversary of the tragic death of John Thomson
Celtic FC · Sep 5

90th anniversary of the tragic death of John Thomson

IT was 90 years ago today, on Saturday, September 5, 1931, the Celtic goalkeeper received a serious head injury while playing against Rangers at Ibrox. He died later in hospital, having never regained consciousness after the incident. The death of a footballer in his prime is thankfully rare, and even rarer on the field of play. Even after this length of time, ’s untimely death at the age of just 22 remains one of football’s great tragedies...

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