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Rod Stewart Reaches Across Old Firm Divide In Response To Tragedy At The Weekend

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Celtic super-fan and former Brentford triallist Rod Stewart has been praised for reaching across the Celtic-Rangers divide following a tragedy at the weekend. A Celtic fan since meeting Jock Stein in the 70s, Stewart is usually seated in the best spot on the big nights in Celtic Park.

A Larne-born Rangers fan Ryan Baird was killed in a bus crash while on route to Ibrox for a game against Partick Thistle last weekend.


There were 36 people on the bus with 18 ending up in hospital. 39 year old Baird was the only fatality.

Stewart got onto Rangers club legend Richard Gough to see about making a contribution. He told the Evening Times about Rod's message.

"As soon as it happened Rod got in touch with me and said as soon as a fund was set up I was to let him know. Which I did.

"He made a contribution, which is fantastic, which I have thanked him for. He is a good man."

In Rod's message to Gough he said: "At sad times like this we are one big football loving family. RS(Celtic)."

Baird was a member of the Nith Valley Loyal Rangers Supporters Club. Since the weekend, many of his family and friends have changed their social media profiles to show the Nith Valley Loyal scarf.

Celtic FC passed on their condolences following the tragedy.

In relation to news of the accident involving Rangers supporters on their way to the match, everyone at Celtic sends our sincere condolences following the death of a supporter.


Read more: John Giles Heavily Praises Dundalk And Says True Character Of Irish Football Has Been Forgotten

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