Scotland v Belgium – Photographs outside Hampden Stadium

At lunchtime yesterday I went a walk around the streets in Mount Florida, Glasgow and saw a large number of Belgian fans who had just arrived in the city to watch the Scotland v Belgium World Cup Qualifier match later in the evening. 

The Scottish National Football Stadium is at Hampden Park which is a 7 minute walk from my office. I took some photographs of the fans at lunchtime and after work at 5.00pm. Many of the Belgian fans were wearing home-made ‘kilts’ and some had even bought ‘see you Jimmy’ hats. There are tartan hats with long ginger hair attached.

Belgian fans arriving in the City
Main entrance to Hampden

 Outside Hampden Park

 

Two Scotland fans

Belgian fans having a snack

Back of Belgium fan

Burger van

Belgian fans wearing see you Jimmy hats

Belgian fans outside the stadium

A street seller

Good choice of scarves for sale

   
Belgian fans having a snack (fan on left wears a see you Jimmy hat)

It was the first time I have experienced the atmosphere of the build-up to a big football match at Hampden and it was a colourful event. The fans were all well behaved and friendly and were spending their time eating at the many small cafes in the Mount Florida area and from the mobile food outlets.

The final score was 2-0 to Belgium.

Further Information:

Scottish Football Association

Royal Belgian Football Association 

Hampden Park

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