Ex-Hearts and Hibs stars Craig Gordon, John McGinn, Leigh Griffiths and Scott Brown, plus Mikael Lustig discuss Edinburgh derby challenge

Craig Gordon poked fun at Celtic team-mate Leigh Griffiths

By Joel Sked
Sunday, 12th April 2020, 4:54 pm
Updated Sunday, 12th April 2020, 4:54 pm

Saturday was meant to be the day Edinburgh took over Glasgow with the Scottish Cup semi final between Hearts and Hibs.

There was expected to be tens of thousands of fans heading west to Mount Florida with a place in the Hampden Park showpiece final at stake.

Instead fans of both sides were left with another football-less weekends for their respective sides with the shutdown still in place following the coronavirus outbreak.

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Ex-Celtic midfielder Scott Brown shared an interesting image on his Instragram account created by football clothing business Ten Caats Edinburgh. It is a select side from both Hearts and Hibs of the best players to have played for the clubs in the last 30 years.

Hearts XI: Craig Gordon, Callum Paterson, Takis Fyssas, Craig Levein, David Weird, Colin Cameron, John Colquhoun, Paul Hartley, Rudi Skacel, John Robertson and Roman Bednar. Subs: Antti Neimi, Steven pressley, Andy Webster, Thomas Flogel, Stephane Adam, Mark de Vries, Edgaras Jankauskas.

Hibs XI: Andy Goram, David Gray, David Murphy, Franck Sauzee, Darren McGregor, John McGinn, Scott Brown, Kevin Thomson, Russell Latapy, Leigh Griffiths, Derek Riordan. Subs: Jim Leighton, Steven Whittaker, Rob Jones, Guillaume Beuzelin, Dylan McGeouch, Garry O’Connor, Steven Fletcher.

The current Celtic captain asked his followers ‘who do you think wins this game?’

Craig Gordon poked fun at Celtic team-mate Leigh Griffiths. Picture: SNS

It prompted a number of former stars from the Edinburgh clubs to get involved.

Craig Gordon posted a Latvia flag which is used by Hearts fans on social media, commenting it would be a good game. He also posted: “No way Leigh Griffiths is scoring”.

The Celtic striker replied: “Cmonnnnnnn now Craig.”

John McGinn told Brown that the Celtic star could do is running for him, prompting Brown to query: “I thought that was your strength.”

Ten Caats Edinburgh's Edinburgh derby challenge. Picture: SNS

Former Celtic defender Mikael Lustig even got in on the chat, posting: “Darren McGregor he’s a great defender he never gives the ball awaaay.”

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