Christian Doidge pays tribute to tragic former team-mate Lee Collins with Hibs goal celebration

Christian Doidge fired Hibs into the lead against Queen of the South tonight and celebrated by paying tribute to former team-mate Lee Collins.

Christian Doidge celebrates his opener with a tribute to Lee Collins
Christian Doidge celebrates his opener with a tribute to Lee Collins

The Yeovil Town captain tragically died on March 31 at the age of 32, and is survived by his partner and three young daughters.

Doidge and Collins had been team-mates at Forest Green Rovers between 2017 and 2019 and the Welshman formed a “C” with his hand after netting the opener at Palmerston Park.

In an earlier post on social media Doidge had written: “Captain. Rest easy up there my friend. Going to miss you so much.

"You’re truly one of a kind, will never forget the memories we’ve made. My thoughts are with your beautiful girls and family.”

Posting an image of his goal celebration after tonight’s game, Doidge wrote: “That one was for you, big man.”

The pair played 53 games together for Forest Green during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons.

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