Rod Stewart's tears move Elton John to call Celtic
GLASGOW (AFP) - When it comes to football, pop star Elton John may be a Watford fan but the sight of fellow chart-topper Rod Stewart crying in the stands after Celtic beat Barcelona prompted him to contact the Glasgow club.
A tearful Stewart, a life-long Hoops supporter, was captured by television cameras amongst the Parkhead crowd following Celtic's astounding 2-1 win over football giants Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Amidst all the praise from within football for this victory, Celtic manager Neil Lennon said being contacted by John was one of the more surprising spin-offs.
"I had a lot of texts from people in the game which was fantastic but I got a call yesterday (Thursday) from left field from Sir Elton John believe it or not, congratulating me," Lennon said on Friday.