- Jul 17, 2003
- Reaction score
The harp mosaic was first offered to the club in 2002 and enthusiastically accepted by then Chairman Malcolm McPherson. However there was a change of regime and it became obvious that nothing was going to be done with the mosaic so it was taken back around 2004. Years later a chance remark about the mosaic by @1875 led me to contact him and in 2015 it was gifted by the St Patrick's branch to Tom Farmer to mark our 140th anniversary. Once again the club had the opportunity to place the mosaic on permanent public display but once again it didn't do so. It's only my speculation but my worst suspicion is that Hibs want to appease bigots outside the club while ignoring the deeply-felt wishes of some of its own supporters, and not for the first time.
Its always been my own suspicion too M. Big G, myself and other delegates from St Pats even met representatives of the club to agree a location in the West Stand. From memory I am sure we even offered to pay to have it installed.