IT was billed as the day of redemption – when Hibs fans everywhere could finally put last year’s crushing Scottish Cup final memories to bed.
But thanks to Tesco Bank, as they took their seats at Hampden yesterday, and flicked through the match programme, they found the Hearts horror staring them in the face.
The financial giant took out an advert promoting a knockdown interest rate for its loans – which just happens to be 5.1 per cent.
So, who believes in coincidences then?
YOU’D have thought a 3-0 defeat in the Scottish Cup final was bad enough.
But further misery was heaped on a group of unlucky Hibees travelling home on a rickety MAROON coach which broke down.
After several juddering stop-starts on grid-locked roads around Hampden, the coach driver gave up.
“Could this day be any worse?” asked one weary fan after getting off.
At least there were no Jambos around to offer a lift.
Never swap alone
HIBS fans searching for any sort of solace could grasp on to revelations made by John Robertson on Radio Scotland.
The Hearts all-time leading scorer, who came joint 22nd in Edinburgh’s Greatest, admitted he’s never been a Jambo, saying he’s always supported Liverpool.
Celts a little let down
THE bubble did eventually burst for Celtic fans at Hampden . . . although they would have been wishing it was a balloon.
A giant inflatable advert for cup sponsor William Hill was placed in front of the Glasgow side’s supporters at full-time, leaving hundreds unsighted as Scott Brown lifted the cup.