You Couldn't Make It Up!

by Jack Little

In 595 matches there is no record of mild-mannered Davie McParland ever having been booked. He was sent of against Celtic at Firhill on 14/10/67 to spoil his previously unblemished record. Your researcher is still seething! The alleged offence of retaliation was the mildest of reactions when Celtic player Wallace lunged at him. As they trooped off embarrassment must surely have been overwhelming. They were Chair and Vice-Chair of the SPFA (players' union) at the time.

Publishing date An original Thistle Archive publication, 07-Sep-2020.
Latest edit date Latest edit version 02-Jun-2020.

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