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Published : 09 Nov 2012 19:32:22
Ex-Watford chairman makes congratulations call
It would appear that Rod Stewart was not the only famous football fan to have been moved by Wednesdays result from Parkhead. Stewart was shown on camera wiping his eyes as Celtic recorded a famous victory over Barcelona and then Sir Elton John calls manager Neil Lennon up to offer his congratulations. The Celtic manager said: "I had a lot of texts from people in the game which was fantastic but I got a call yesterday from left field from Sir Elton John believe it or not, congratulating me. I thought my missus was winding me up but it just shows you the interest it has generated among a lot of people. I don't think he was as emotional as Rod but he did tell me when he was chairman of Watford and they got to the 1984 FA Cup final he was so emotional that he did cry before the game. He was very knowledgeable about the game and knew a lot about myself and it was great that he took time out to call me, as he is going to Australia on tour." Despite Stewart being one of Celtic's most famous supporters, Lennon admitted he had yet to meet him. He said: "Do you know, I have never met Rod. I didn't get the chance to see him after the game. He does e-mail me from time to time so I hope to get to meet him soon. He is a wonderful ambassador for the club, he loves the club and for someone who has such a status in life to be such an avid supporter is fantastic for our reputation as well."