No knighthood for former Celtic manager

A campaign for a posthumous knighthood for former Celtic manager Jock Stein has gained momentum after declassified documents revealed why the honour was originally rejected. Livingston MP Jim Devine said he would be writing to the Prime Minister asking him to recognise Stein's achievements in the New Year's honours list.

Government papers released under the Freedom of Information Act show that Stein was in line for a knighthood in 1967 but his name was removed because government officials were concerned giving him such an award would not look good after the violent clashes in the World Club championship match between Celtic and Racing Club in Montevideo in November 1967.

Papers reveal why Stein not honoured (The Herald, 2 July 2007)