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    Gil Heron, father of Gil Scott-Heron, playing for Celtic in the early 1950s, the first black player to turn out for their first team.

    Decades later, fans would turn up to Gil Scott-Heron’s shows wearing Celtic colors, though the poet-singer was estranged from his father until he was 26, due to his move from Chicago to Glasgow to play for Celtic.

    This father-and-son tale is illustrated superbly by Steve Welsh (miniboro) in issue one of XI.

    gil heron was also a referee in detroit in the late 70’s/early 80’s. he coached my dad’s carpathia kickers games in the michigan premier men’s soccer league. 

     
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