We, Hate, Jimmy Hill...

by Russell Gordon

This month's FourFourTwo magazine has another Morton-related story - this time one that may upset the most hardened Scotland and Morton supporters... Jimmy Hill in a Ton kit! As part of their celebrations for the magazine's fifteenth birthday they took a trip down memory lane and had a look back at the first 4 issues. Issue 1 went on sale in September 1994 and included Jimmy discussing the virtues of the new kits of the day, and modelling the red tartan away shirt from the 1994/95 season.

True to form, he was less than complimentary of the attire he donned, quoted as saying;

"I'm accused of being anti-Scottish; I'm not, but I hate this. The circular white stripes on the shorts and socks don't match the tartan. It's not a football strip, more like a set of pyjamas. I wouldn't like to play in it. It'd delay my comeback, but maybe that's a good thing."

Harsh words indeed from the Scotland fans' favourite joke figure but rest assured, rumours that he described Peter Cormack's strike at Love Street - whilst wearing that very kit - as a "toe poke" remain unfounded!

greenockmortonfc.blogspot.com -Tartan Strips Sickening? (19.10.2007)

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