Nov 8, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT
Those unfamiliar with the 1970s might not know that Rod Stewart fans once roamed the Earth in great herds, and he’s even somewhat popular today — he’s sold more than 265 million records worldwide. You may not have known that his father was born in Scotland, and Stewart is a huge Celtic fan — which makes that team’s 2-1 upset Champions League victory over Barcelona (snapping Barcelona’s 12-match winning streak) a near religious experience for him.
So much so that Stewart, in the stands at Celtic Park on Wednesday, was seen on Sky Sports bursting into tears.
There had been a late scare when Barca star Lionel Messi scored in the 90th minute, but Celtic held on to mark its 125th anniversary with a memorable 2-1 win.
The victory puts Celtic on course to advance from the group stage to the knockout phase. Neil Lennon’s side is two points behind Group G leader Barca.
Stewart is one Celtic’s most devoted, and famous, supporters and makes mention of his love for the club in his hit song “You’re in My Heart.”
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