SFA urged to take action over dementia
in a job that wasn’t looking after them.” Mrs Kopel continued: “Frank’s Law united a lot of the sporting families. It was beautiful to see John Greig go up to Celtic Park and lay the wreath at Billy’s statue. That is what Glasgow needs.
“Liz [McNeill] and I used to say that dementia didn’t care that Billy was the Celtic captain or Frankie was the Dundee United left-back when it came calling. It is no respecter or anyone’s age, creed or colour.
“My husband wasn’t as well known as Billy or Stevie. But it doesn’t matter if they’re Joe Bloggs or the Pope. These players who have either passed away or are suffering from dementia all had one thing common – they all headed these hard leather balls.
“Hopefully this should nudge the authorities along. How can they ignore that? I think the SFA should definitely consider monitoring current players. They should be looking after their members. If they aren’t going to do something after Billy McNeill passed away who are they going to do it for?”