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3 hours ago, Orraloon said:

1969 - Newcastle v Rangers in the Fairs Cup Semi final. I think that's when it started to include Rangers fans as well as Celtic fans. I think it was some English newspaper reporter who referred to them as "marauding huns" probably oblivious to the fact that that was what Rangers fans has been calling Celtic fans for years. Then slowly over the years Rangers fans started to embrace the name for themselves, (well some of them anyway), and just used other names for the Tims.

I thought I’d read it was Wolverhampton it originated in but might be mixing that up with the Villa/Brum story above. 

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9 minutes ago, Fairbairn said:

I thought I’d read it was Wolverhampton it originated in but might be mixing that up with the Villa/Brum story above. 

It might have been? Maybe the Newcastle game just added to it? You've had quite a few riots down through the years, it's hard to remember them all. 😉 🤣

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1 hour ago, morrie21 said:

Surely the faction of Rangers fans photographed with the SS Totenkopf flag at Ibrox two weeks back would be delighted at being called "huns?"

They would be delighted but offended at the same time 🤔

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Growing up in parts of England through the 70s and 80s any gathering of Scots was called hun or heathen. Back at Hampden it depended on wether I was in the hun Rangers end or heathen Celtic end. Came from a mixed Paisley family, Candrun road , Ferguslie Park . So dad took me in the North stand . Lifted over the turnstile for the guys benefit. 
otherwise . It’s are you alright hun?

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On 10/11/2023 at 5:22 PM, Ally Bongo said:

It was a great idea - invade the park when your team goes 2 down and try and get the game abandoned

Should have brought it in

 

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