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                              Ibrox Stadium
     2nd January 1971
                       Rangers v Celtic

                           

 

Ibrox Disaster Page1 - Page2. - Page3

 

Exit at Stairway 13  where 66 fans died

The mangled remains of stairway 13

 

 

The Gers

The Ibrox Disaster  

New Year Bells had been ringing,
All of Scotland was singing,
The old year had died,
And the new had been born.
As the news of disaster
From Ibrox came spreading,
The news that would cause
A whole nation to mourn

Two great goals had been scored,
In the last dying moments.
Jimmy Johnstone for Celtic,
For Rangersí Colin Stein.
Their supporters all cheered them,
With voices of thunder,
Not knowing what waited on staircase 13




Sixty-six people died
Some in flower of their manhood,
When the fences gave way
And the barriers bent,
Seasoned Glasgow policemen
their faces all tearstained,
With brave efforts, endeavoured
far worse to prevent.

All of Glasgow enjoined them,
For the first time in history.
In the Glasgow Cathedral
no Billyís, no Danís
But the Old Firm united
to pray for their victims,
Of a tragedy worse in the memory of man.

New Year Bells had been ringing,
All of Scotland was singing,
The old year had died,
And the new had been born.
As the news of disaster
From Ibrox came spreading,
The news that would cause
A whole nation to mourn.


written by Matt McGinn


Ibrox Disaster
Page1 - Page2. - Page3

see RANGERS HISTORY - DAYS OF DISASTER




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