Life comes at you fast if you’re a football fan. And who better than Hibernian supporters to testify to that following the club’s dramatic defeat at the Scottish League Cup final?
Taking on Celtic at Hampden Park, Hibs were outdone in the showpiece final despite opening the lead shortly after the break.
Paul Henson headed home the opener in the 51st minute, and the celebrations around the stadium that followed shortly thereafter were spectacular, to say the least.
A short clip recorded from close quarters revealed the delirium in the stands as Hibs supporters celebrated their opener. But the euphoria was short-lived as the clip shows just how quickly jubilation turned to despair following Celtic’s equaliser a minute later.
While celebrations were still underway, Kyogo Furuhashi levelled the score for the Bhoys seconds after the opening goal, abruptly cutting short the celebrations on the Hibs side, followed by Celtic cheers from the other side of the park.
The short clip, overlaid with a countdown timer, pretty much sums up just how fast things can change in football.
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But Furuhashi wasn’t done for the night just yet, as the Japanese bagged another goal in the 72nd minute to help secure his team the first silverware of the season.
Coming so close to winning a cup final yet losing out in such dramatic fashion will sting Hibs fans for years.
And it surely wouldn’t ease their pain knowing their jubilation and subsequent disappointment have been captured and saved in a rather brutal clip for ages to come.