Scottish Cup Final: Meet the family where one son supports Celtic and one supports Hearts

When Hearts and Celtic contest the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park on Sunday it will be a massive occasion – and none more so than for the Wright family, given their household rivalry.

In the green-and-white corner is 13-year-old Lewis, who attends St Andrew’s High in Coatbridge, and is Celtic-daft.

Supporting the Jam Tarts is nine-year-old St Mary’s Primary pupil Daniel, who is confident goalkeeper Craig Gordon will be the man to make the difference against his former employers.

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The Wright family, from Shawhead, will be split right down the middle on Sunday afternoon – with mum Lynne being a fan of the Bhoys and dad Scott a dyed-in-the-wool Jambo.

Left, Celtic fan Lewis, and right, Hearts supporter Daniel.

Lynne explains: “Lewis is a Celtic fan, and Daniel is a wee Jambo. I think their chosen teams come about from me and their dad, as I am a Celtic season-ticket holder and Scott is a Hearts supporter.

“Obviously because of the Covid pandemic we’ll have to watch the cup final together at home – otherwise we’d all have been there, albeit at different ends of Hampden.

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“We will take separate couches in the living room to watch the game – there’ll be a Hearts end and a Celtic end.

"We’d love to have been at the match, but we’ll make the best of it and get the scarves on and flags spread out.

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“As you’d expect, the boys have been winding each other up ahead of the game – but mostly it’s just friendly banter.

“Hopefully there won’t be too many tears come full-time – but obviously there can only be one winner.”

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