CLYDEBANK FC recently got closer than ever before to the World Cup.

French footballing hero Lilian Thuram, who lifted the trophy in 1998, was recently in Glasgow for a special occasion.

The former Monaco, Juventus and Barcelona star was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Law School at the University of Strathclyde for services to sport and his advocacy Foundation for Education Against Racism, which he created in 2008.

The group organises workshops in primary, secondary and high schools, as well as universities, in France and other countries, accompanied by lectures, debates and exhibitions.

Stuart Kelly, deputy head at the Law School and Clydebank FC company secretary presented the 52-year-old with the degree.

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And he posed with the footballer after the ceremony, which included more than 3000 students who were awarded their degrees at the University's Barony Hall, complete with a club shirt and scarf.

Writing on X, Stuart said: "At today’s graduation, an honorary doctorate was awarded to Lilian Thuram - for services to sport, & his impressive advocacy Foundation for Education Against Racism.

"It was also a welcome moment to finally welcome Lilian to the Clydebank FC family.

 "He kept the scarf."