Victim of Glasgow sectarian attack dies. You could not make this shit up. Lol

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HEARTBROKEN pet owner Stephen Girvan (who's nickname is lucky)said goodbye to his Celtic-supporting dog Magic burying her with pooch pal Black in a Hoops-themed funeral.

The boxer famously targeted by bigoted thugs died after suffering kidney failure.
And just days later Stephens Rottweiler Black, who he bought as a guard dog for Magic after the sickening attack, was killed when he was knocked down by a car.

Stephen, of East Kilbride, arranged the emotional ceremony to say a final goodbye to the two beloved pets placing them next to each other under Celtic blankets, flags, scarves and some roses.

And friends and family wept as football anthem Youll Never Walk Alone was played on loudspeakers.

The website designer, 38, said: It was important to me to give Magic and Black the send-off they deserve.

I was crying during the ceremony, I was in bits. We had a good turnout and everybody got a chance to say goodbye.

Stephen bought Magic in 2012 after she was rejected by her former owners and they quickly became inseparable.
He took the dog with him to the pub to watch Celtic games and she even met Parkhead legend Frank McAvennie.

But we told how in 2013 Magic was attacked by yobs because she was wearing a Celtic shirt.

The cowardly brutes kicked the animal and shouted sectarian abuse after they spotted her on a bus in Glasgows east end.

A police probe was launched but they were never found.

Worried Stephen then bought six stone Black as a minder for Magic after his home was vandalised.

But last month he was told Magic was suffering from kidney failure and would not survive.

The devoted dog owner immediately decided to make her final days as happy as possible and took her on a goodbye tour of her favourite haunts including Celtic pubs and Parkhead.
Magic had to be put down and the funeral was carefully planned for her at the Caledonian Pet Crematorium in Livingston.

But the ceremony became a double tribute when four-year-old Black died last week after being hit by a car.

Mourners including a dozen of Stephens friends and his sister Sharon Duffin, 40, said goodbye to the precious pets on Tuesday.

The dogs were placed under the Hoops blankets and also surrounded by photos and memorabilia including articles from The Scottish Sun about their lives.

And a poem called If It Should Be was placed on them along with the bouquet of flowers.
A short speech was made by parlour bosses and songs including Cat Stevens I Love My Dog and Spirit in the Sky by Doctor and the Medics were played.

Both pooches were laid cuddling during the ceremony and a tin of their favourite dog food was also placed on the table before the pair were cremated and placed in separate urns.

Stephens two other Rottweilers, Bruno and Pacho, were also at the ceremony dressed in Old Firm shirts with the message RIP Black and Magic.

Stephen, who also wore a Hoops jersey with his pets names on, said: I spent a lot of time and effort getting this right. When I bought Magic a few years ago I never thought it would end this way. The ceremony was emotional, there were a lot of tears.

Im just disappointed that Magic died before the guy that kicked her could be brought to justice.

There will never be another dog like Magic.

Gary Brown, regional manager of the crematorium, said: Pets are a member of the family and people do all sorts of things to say goodbye so we cater for everybody.

sam.walker@the-sun.co.uk