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Daily launches mass football fan photo call for tomorrow’s front page

A city daily is urging football fans to be part of a mass photo call as it prepares a souvenir edition to be printed tomorrow.

The Edinburgh Evening News is calling for supports of Heart of Midlothian to meet at the club’s Tynecastle stadium at 1pm today to take part in a “very special” photo shoot.

Those who turn up will feature in what the EEN has described as a “visually striking collage” on tomorrow’s front page ahead of Hearts’ Scottish Cup final match against Glasgow-based Celtic FC.

Hearts will be the underdog in the final, with Celtic having recently clinched their eighth consecutive league title.


In a message to fans, EEN editor Euan McGrory said: “All the pundits and the bookies have Hearts dead and buried by half time but we believe the 12th man, the army of Tynecastle fans, can cheer on Craig Levein’s team and bring the cup back to Edinburgh.

“We want as many fans as possible to turn out in their colours to the plaza outside the main stand at Tynecastle on Friday at 1pm where our photographer will be there to take photos.

“We are going to use those photos to create a completely unique Evening News Cup Final Day front page tomorrow featuring as many faces as possible which Hearts fans can be proud of.

“Imagine what a memento it will be for them when Hearts bring the cup back along the M8 on Saturday night.”