FACT FOOD #1529

In 2012, an official from St. Etienne club sent an inquiry to the Hampden museum asking whether the goalposts might be available for either purchase or hire. The French club was building a museum and wanted to have these goal posts as an exhibit, which they bought a year later for €20,000. Why these goal posts? Let us rewind to the 1976 European Cup final that was played at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Bayern Munich won their third consecutive European Cup by 1-0, however, many Les Verts fans still believe they would have won the match if not for a pair of pesky goalposts, which they termed it as ‘Les poteaux carres’ (the square posts).