You Couldn't Make It Up!

by Jack Little

As was the custom in those days, the Glasgow Cup was presented to Thistle on the park following their 3-2 win over Celtic at Hampden on 26/3/1951. Celtic were aggrieved at a decision by the referee to award Thistle a penalty yet there were handshakes all round as the Celtic players congratulated the winners. One player was missing however. Charlie Tully walked off in a sulk and, at one point, encouraged a team mate to do the same. At a time when sportsmanship was held in high regard, the "Glasgow Herald" commented on his behaviour and the resulting loss of prestige of his club.

Publishing date An original Thistle Archive publication, 07-Sep-2020.
Latest edit date Latest edit version 02-Jun-2020.

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