by Karrie Gillett
THOUSANDS of football fans paid tribute to Celtic hero Tommy Burns at grounds across Scotland this weekend.
As the season draws to a close, a minute’s applause was heard before kick-off as supporters remembered the 51-year-old who lost his battle with cancer on Thursday.
A shrine of strips, scarves and photos was placed at Rugby Park where a generation of Killie fans credit the Celtic legend as one of their best-ever players.
The tributes at the Ayrshire stadium thanked The Hoops coach for his four and a half years there between November 1989 and June 1994 both as player and manager – where he secured a top-flight promotion for Kilmarnock and a Scottish Cup semi-final.