Cup final heart-ache for Jimmy!
Jimmy, with son Craig
A ROSYTH Hearts fan suffered cup final heartache when he broke his wrist and hip in a stairwell plunge while celebrating his team's goal.
Jimmy Glendinning, of Syme Place, was sent flying when delirious Jambos went berserk as their team surged into a 4-1 lead over Edinburgh rivals Hibs.
The 57-year-old was left lying in a heap and in agony on the Hampden steps after being nudged by fellow supporters.
It meant he missed the team's final goal in the 5-1 romp as well as getting the chance to see his favourites lift the Scottish Cup.
Jimmy said, "After the fourth goal the next thing I knew I was down the aisle. I got nudged, lost my balance and down I went.
"I felt the pain and looked at my wrist and thought, oh my God, as it was swollen right up.
"The Hearts fans helped me up and put me on a seat and then the stewards and St John ambulance staff came down."
He was carted down the stand and then pitchside on a stretcher behind a goal yet, despite his pain and disappointment, still managed to find time to wave to the 25,000 celebrating Hearts fans as he was wheeled away.
"All the Hearts fans started applauding me," laughed Jimmy. "It was like I was one of the players who was injured so I just started waving to everybody as I was still in good spirits."
Jimmy had travelled through as part of five buses put on by Dunfermline and District Hearts Supporters Club.
However, he never made it back with the celebrating army of maroon hordes as he spent the night in Glasgow Royal Infirmary and now faces up to eight weeks off his work as a plumber.
What hurt more than anything for the Tynecastle season-ticket holder was missing out on the cup parade through Gorgie on Sunday.
"I enjoyed going through on the bus but never got it back so I'll be getting a fiver back for only getting half the journey," joked Jimmy.
"I'm a big Hearts fan so I was gutted with missing all the celebrations on the Sunday. I'd been waiting all those years for Hearts to play Hibs and I missed it all.
"I've got a lot of papers telling me about the game and the parade on Sunday and I've got it taped off the TV, so it's not too bad. It was still a fantastic day and will stick in my mind forever."
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