GLASGOW, Reuter: Frank Frank McAvennie struck twice as Glasgow Celtic came from behind to beat Dundee united 21 on Saturday to win the Scottish Football Association (F.A.) cup and complete the double in their centenary year.
‘The Scottish international relegated united to the runners up spot for the fourth time since 1981 with a dramatic 90th minute winner.
Yet United seemed destined for their first cup triumph even before the start when Celtic’s first choice goalkeeper Pat Bonner was ruled out after failing a late fitness test. Allen McKnight replaced him.
British Prime Minister Margaret ‘Thatcher, ignoring Boos and catcalls, attended the Scottish Football Association Cup final in Glasgow.
Strict security was in force for the match between Glasgow Celtic and Dundee United at Hampden Park Stadium.
Glasgow does not have a single conservative Member of Parliament and Thatcher has urged her party to improve its support in Scotland.
‘Asked by reporters whether she feared her safety, Thatcher said no Prime Minister had attended the final for a long time and she was “very proud” to have been invited.
Police said hooliganism among spectators was low compared with previous Scottish Cup finals.
LONDON, Reuter: Most British newspapers on Wednesday expressed sympathy for South African born runner Zola Budd, calling her a pawn in the political controversy surrounding her homeland.
Budd returned to Johannesburg on Tuesday after announcing she was quitting international athletics because of pressure caused by charges she had broken international boycotts by attending track meets in South Africa as a spectator.
“Today, at the age of 21, Zola Budd is broken, her career in tatters”
Article extracted from this publication >> May 20, 1988