CALLOUS vandals have trashed the fan-funded Hampden Park mural in the South Side. 

The well-loved mural, which was completed in September last year, has been defaced by thoughtless spray-painters.

The mural, painted by the Hampden Collection’s artist-in-residence Ashley Rawson, commemorates Scotland’s 5-1 victory over England in 1882. 

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Barry Kirk of the Hampden Collection said: “This mural belongs to everyone, all those involved in creating it, to the local community, to Glasgow, to Scotland and to the amazing sporting history of this site.

“We will restore our mural to its original brilliance and ensure it is protected for everyone to enjoy and be proud of once again.”

The mural was only completed in September 2019 after a crowd-funding push by the Hampden Collection, which raised over £3000 from fans as far afield as Australia.

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Glasgow Times:

The group dedicated to commemorating the history of Scotland’s national stadium had the mural painted on the wall of the Hampden Park Bowling Club, which marks the site of the first Hampden football ground. 

The mural was painted by the Hampden Collection’s artist-in-residence Ashley Rawson to commemorate the site of the first Hampden. 

The site was home to the world’s first international football ground from 1873 to 1883.