Six years ago one of the greatest footballers to have ever lived died.
Jimmy Johnstone was from Viewpark and lived only a few streets away from me and drank in the pub just behind my house so I’ve always known of the person rather than the footballer so can confidently say he is a great a great loss not only to the footballing community but also to my local community, he never used his fame to get anything in life or cashed his name in to get millions, which he could have done. He was just grateful of his chance to play for Glasgow Celtic, the team he adored. That’s the mentality footballers should have. I still remember the day it happened, I was in first year and my school was beside the church where his funeral was heard, I was in home economics first and all the huns in my class were making jokes about his passing, I’ve never been so disgusted in my life. I hated my school and classmates, they were all small minded morons. R.I.P Jinky, you’ll never walk alone.