Cesar Billy McNeill - Rest In Peace Cesar.

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  1. Scotia Gold Member Gold Member

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    sad sad news . met billy a couple of times , just in awe of the man .
     
  2. Jeannie960 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Telling you mate it's amazing how long this terrible illness draws out :54: I'm coming round to the idea we should all be given a choice well in advance whether we want to live with it. My mum always said she hoped that would never happen to her.
     
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    What now?
     
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    You can see he's suffering. A giant like that as well, to this. Horrible..

    Sorry to hear that of your own Jeannie..
     
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    Horrible news and even worse illness. My nan suffered with this towards the end of her life and was in a care home. Absolutely soul crushing to watch it happen and how it affects people.

    Tough for us as fans who idolise him but what he and his family have been dealing with and will have to deal with pales in comparison.

    A bit cliché now but thoughts and prayers will definitely be for him and his family and sufferers in general of what is one the harshest diseases there is.
     
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    Thanks mate. It's been going on a good few years now and looks like she's on the final lap. It must be harder for someone like Billy who's always been in the public eye.
     
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    Heartbreaking :54:

    I've had experience with dementia in my family and it's a truly awful disease; I wouldn't wish that sort of suffering on anyone.

    On a more positive note, it was nice to read that he apparently still gets some sort of happiness from the football. Hopefully the club does everything in its power to make it a comfortable experience for him and his family when they next attend a match.
     
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    I've always said that as well, I'm * petrified of it.
     
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    Heartbreaking. A * of an illness. Dementia and Motor Neurone are the two that truly scare me.
     
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    Sad news :54:
     
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    * man. As much as we all hate to admit it, the lions are slipping away from us. Hail Caesar :shamrock:
     
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    Look up the word Captain in the dictionary, and you'll see a picture of Caesar :shamrock:
     
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    Really sad reading that @Crow, he really is a giant among men.
     
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    Absolutely heartbreaking :54:

    Stay strong big man:shamrock:
     
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    No, they all scare me mate. I found out yesterday a 'friend' (of sorts) i hadnt seen in a year died of cancer last month. (49)They are all scary. Toast your health!
     
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    As a casual follower of Celtic (I'm a Liverpool fan who joined last year to extol the virtues of Brendan!), I don't often post here so forgive me for not realising that Billy McNeill suffers from dementia. This is something I also read with dread with our fellow great Ron Yeats who I only just recently learnt is suffering from the same illness.

    * bless The Captain, he's in good hands with you lot. Let his loved ones and Celtic's performances give him peace of mind.
     
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    CELTIC bosses hailed the “grace, humility and dignity” of Billy McNeill as his battle with dementia was revealed.

    Chief executive Peter Lawwell has pledged the Hoops will continue to support their ex-captain and former manager — who is also an official club ambassador.

    And he paid tribute to the Lisbon Lion’s wife of 54 years, Liz, who has always been his rock.

    Mr Lawwell said: “Billy is a man of true stature, someone who has given so much of his life to Celtic and at all times with such grace, humility and dignity.

    “He is respected by all in football and someone who will always be loved dearly by all Celtic supporters.

    “Personally, it is a privilege to have known Billy for so many years. To me he will always be such an inspirational figure.

    “We were delighted to welcome Billy as our ambassador and to honour all he did for the club when we unveiled his statue at Celtic Park — a fitting tribute to Celtic’s greatest ever captain.

    “We have always been in contact with Billy and his family and have been aware for some time of the challenges he has been facing, a situation he has met with true bravery, a quality synonymous with Billy McNeill.

    “I know Liz has been an absolute tower of strength. Her compassion and care has been crucial and I would like to pay tribute to her and the rest of the family.”

    Mr Lawwell added: “He is a very special man and everyone at Celtic will continue to give Billy and his family every support.”

    Celtic FC Foundation will donate cash from a charity match involving Hoops legends Henrik Larsson and Lubo Moravcik to projects associated with dementia.
     
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    You'll Never Walk Alone, Billy. Forever our greatest captain, a true Celt and most of all, a gentleman. Had the pleasure of meeting him outside the stadium a few years ago and had my photo taken with him. Was starstruck. Had first hand experience of the disease after our family looked after my grandma while she battled it. Horrible disease. But no disease will ever erase the image above amongst our support.
     
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    Wow I'm shocked at this news!
    Nature may wear the body down in the end but in our memories he will always be a true giant.
    Keep fighting Cesar!! The thoughts of the Celtic family worldwide will be with you and your family.
     
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