David Gray: 'Pivotal in the rebirth' - Hibs fans pay tribute to the 'one who changed everything forever'
Hibs fans have been paying tribute to David Gray following his retirement.
The Easter Road legend has ended his playing career and joined the club's coaching staff working under Jack Ross.
@Barriestweeting: “Not only a legend, a true gentleman, an inspiration, a leader and someone our younger generation can always lean on for support. We are lucky to have him around the club.”
@ShaunFarley15: “Legend, best captain we have ever had, always gave 100 percent and a great servant and scored the best and most important goal in our history.”
@ahsouter: ‘“Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you”’
@Johnlang1989: “What a man. Deserves a full house for his testimonial.”
@KingOtheNorth31: “Gutted to see this legend hang up his boots, delighted he will remain at the club. What a player! Thank you for everything!!”
@wallace92hfc: “Pivotal in the rebirth of Hibs, wore his heart on his sleeve and gave us the best day in our history. That’s how you tick the box as a captain. Thank you for everything Sir David Gray you are a true Hibs legend.”
@euan__mckay: “Thank-you Sir David Gray for the greatest football memory I will ever experience in my entire life. The celebrations from that last minute winner after a 114 year wait will never ever be repeated.”
@Kenny_Millar: “Pound for pound, one of the best signings the club has ever made. A proper captain and no surprise Jack Ross wants to retain his influence around HTC as a coach.”
@HFCTalk: “The one who changed everything, forever.”
@DaveComms: “Words will never express how grateful we are for what you have done, and will continue to do for this club Thank you.”
@ctwmillar: “One of the most significant figures in the club’s history. A legend and leader, delighted that he’s still going to be involved.”
@hibsnet: “We'd like to thank David Gray for his years of outstanding service as a player [email protected] It's comforting to know that SDG will continue to bring his drive, passion, and leadership to the backroom staff. Captain. Leader. Legend.”
@Ianblackford_MP: “Thank you David for captaining and leading @HibernianFC to the Scottish Cup on the 21st May 2016. A day we will never forget. Good luck on the next chapter of your Hibernian story.”
@williamsonkev: “Could never fully express the gratitude for what this man did for Hibernian Football Club. Gave us the best football day of our lives. All time legend.”
@EuanWilson97: “You saw it. You claimed it. You touched it. You saved it. Thank You David Gray”
@Chrisfinn2703: “Over and above giving fans the greatest single moment of all time, he came to Hibs at a grim time and was instrumental in changing the culture. Just like our auld da’s spoke about Stanton etc I hope we always tell our kids about David Gray.”
@DrGrantAitken: “With one flick of his neck muscles this guy gave me the most euphoric football experience I've ever had and helped to end the longest hoodoo in Scottish football. Forever a Hibs legend!”
@GeorgeHenryRS: “You led the club with heart, desire and professionalism. Even when you weren’t playing you still played the Captain’s role and helping others. Always demanding the highest of standards and I’m sure you will do the same from the coaching side of things. All the best.”