POSTERS of Celtic hero Billy McNeill were reportedly vandalised hours before his funeral took place in Glasgow.

McNeill, who captained the famous Lisbon Lions side that won the European Cup in 1967 and who also went on to manage the club, died last month aged 79.

His funeral took place on Friday at 11.30am in Glasgow City Centre.

READ MORE: Glasgow set to bid final farewell to Lisbon Lions legend

After the funeral, the cortege proceeded to Celtic Park before going on to a private family interment.

Hoops fan page Celtic FC To The Core shared two images of the disturbing damage online.

One shows a posted covered in red paint while other has been ripped off a wall in the Merchant City entirely.

In a post, the page said: “Received a message this morning and been asked to share this - a mate of mines mate has just gone a cycle past Celtic park and noticed some vile scumbag has vandalized the McNeill posters that have been put up along the route of the funeral ..if anyone knows who put the posters up could you let them know or if anyone could fix horrible for the McNeill family to see this…

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“This is absolutely shocking and no need it's vile! There is some low life people out there !!”

Thousands of fans have come together to condemn the sick acts.