Old Firm Games
The story is told [and as with many alleged tales only the people involved
can say if it is true] of Bobby Lennox and Derek Johnstone finding themselves
on the same players' bus as part of a Scotland international team back in the
70s. The lads were in jovial mood (perhaps they had actually won) and were amusing
themselves by singing a few songs. Johnstone mischievously asked Lennox to sing
'The Sash' for a laugh. Lennox took this in good part but declined. Johnstone
was determined, however, and kept repeating his request until the Celtic player
finally gave in and agreed to give it a go.
'It is old and it is beautiful . . .' he began, and then stopped.
'What about the rest of it?' said Johnstone.
'Sorry,' Lennox apologised, 'I don't know any more of it.'
'What do you mean, you don't know the rest of it?' cried the Rangers man, astonished.
'You must have heard it lots of times at Old Firm games!'
'No, I haven't.'
'How can you not have?'
'Well,' said Lennox, 'We usually score at that point.'