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Football Stories: Karen

Karen – Airport welcome services volunteer

My earliest football memory is sitting on my grandad's knee watching a Scotland game on TV, I think I was about four. Two or three years later I can remember sitting at the kitchen table with him explaining the offside rule to me using salt and pepper, cutlery etc. He was a retired grade 1 referee who had been part of a Scottish team who went to Hungary to officiate at a World Cup qualifier. That is where my love of football comes from. When Grandad died, I was given his whistle, an Acme Thunderer. I started going to Gayfield after we moved back to Arbroath when I was 11 and am really missing watching my team, we've had such a fantastic few years.

Games to be hosted at Hampden Park in 2021

Glasgow's UEFA EURO 2020 Fixtures

Monday 14 June

Scotland VS Czech Republic

Kick-off 2pm

Friday 18 June


Kick-off 5pm

Tuesday 22 June

Croatia VS Scotland

Kick-off 8pm

Tuesday 29 June


Kick-off 8pm

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