This weekend Celtic celebrated their 46th Scottish league Championship. Although this is now customary for the Glasgow based club, particularly following Rangers’ banishment to the lower divisions, there was a special guest on hand who seemed to enjoy the festivities a little more than anyone else. Lifelong Celtic supporter Jay Beatty is a 12-year-old boy with Downs Syndrome who has become something of a legend at Celtic park.
Last year Neal Lennon and Giorgio Samaras introduced Jay to the world when they brought him onto the field to celebrate their 45th title. Earlier this season Jay scored an honorary goal against Hamilton Academical FC, for which Celtic supporters awarded him goal of the season with 97% of the vote. Jay is a wonderful example of how an individual from the community that a club is a patron of, can inspire the team itself. His presence in and around the team has helped to inspire football fans around the world, as his positivity has turned a disability into a true asset!
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