'Hibs giving back to people who matter the most', 'So proud', 'As a Hearts fan this is a nice touch' - Supporters react to club's NHS shirt tribute

Scottish football fans showered Hibs with praise for the club’s gesture to the NHS on the new home kit

By Joel Sked
Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 12:00 pm

Hibs revealed their plans to pay tribute to the NHS next season via a message on the new home kit, free tickets and a fundraising aim of six figures to support NHS Lothian’s official charity, Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation.

It has been widely praised across Scottish football.

@sportsmarketsco: “Going to be really interesting to see how many clubs go down the route of supporting charities or praising good causes versus attempting to recoup some lost revenues (imagine the sponsorship landscape will be very different anyway going forward...) Well in Hibs.”

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Hibs fans are delighted with their club's decision. Picture: SNS

@ajrbyers: “Really rather proud of my football team for this…”

@HamiltonRory: “Classy touch, Hibernian.”

@HibsDave1875: “Couldn't be prouder.”

@Michael_clark75: “Hibs class.”

@EdinburghAdler: “Best top I’ve seen in years.”

@charliebanks97: “That’s my club. Hibs class.”

@Houch11Craig: “Different class Hibs.”

@joshjameshart: “This is unreal, now announce the away kit.”

@theweeman: “Just fantastic, what a club. GGTTH Thank you.”

@NeillyC99: “As much as you’re *****, that’s a nice gesture.”

@roscoemacphers1: “Hibs class! Looking forward to seeing the football coming back and grateful to the NHS.”

@tharper03_: “Always had a soft spot for you lot.”

@jonnygrn: “Well done this is absolutely magnificent.”

@fraserthomcoach: “While everyone else is bickering over league reconstruction, Hibs are giving back to the people who matter most. Well done @LeeannDempster and the amazing team at Easter Road.”

@rossh3976_ross: “Don't normally get a replica top but will wear this one with pride. Well done Hibs and well done Ron Gordon for being the owner we hoped you would be and then some.”

@StevieBroon78: “This just makes me so proud to be a Hibee.”

@RableithMackie: “@piersmorganthere’s a proper run football club for you.”

@sneckiedee: “What a fantastic gesture. Hats off to you Hibs.”

@neefie81: “As a Hearts fan this is a nice touch.”

@KM1875: “Fabulous (and the shirt's not bad either)!”

@CraigccHealey: “Hibs class as per. Also that strip is absolutely stunning.”

@officialbaldy: “That’s class from the Hibs at a time when teams are worried about money, Hibs put it to one side to show support of the NHS.”

@keith2869: “I’m a died in wool Jambo. This is a tremendous deal to announce. Sincerely, to everyone @HibernianFC and to all our chums in the NHS.”

@paigelawsonhfc: “I'm not crying, you are. Proper Hibs Class. Proud to support this club.”

@jaymzc5150: “United fan here. Absolutely class touch. Hopefully more clubs follow.”

@GreigWi: “No a fan of hibs but that gesture is outf***ingstanding.”

@scottymcv: “Outstanding. Well done Hibs, hopefully all clubs do the same for the start of the season. Would love my team @CelticFC to follow suit.”

@GreigDempster: “Rangers man and that’s a brilliant gesture. Well done Hibs.”

@Hibssoldier: “Bursting with pride.”

@freekorps: “Nice to see a club using their shirt to promote a worthy message instead of w***ing themselves out to whatever ethically challenged betting firm or booze brand can give them the most cash, especially in the absence of regular income & uncertainty on when/how football will return.”

@CabbageAndHibs: “That is absolutely tremendous. One of the best shirts in recent memory, combined with a message of sheer class. Well done Hibs.”

@wallace92hfc: “Well done to all involved. Made us all incredibly proud to support this great club today, you are a credit to us.”

@PortobelloMark: “Best strip we’ve had in a while, the ‘sponsor’ just makes it next level.”

@Kieranpower85: “An excellent tribute that supporters championed and aligns exactly with the club’s thinking. A thank you to everything our national health service, and others that support it, do.”

@cabbage0762: “We really are a special club, one that every Hibs supporter can and will be proud off. Hats of guys for... well for being Hibs.”

@rod1875: “Brilliant and having a wife that runs an A&E and a daughter that is a Senior Staff Nurse in ICU seeing my club show appreciation for the NHS is really touching.”

@K80Stewart: “The shirt alone is brilliant, the plans for the first game back and further donations to charity are outstanding. Proud of my club.”