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Georgios Samaras Carries Young Fan with Down's Syndrome in Celtic Celebration

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterDecember 30, 2016

There was a classy, heartwarming moment at Celtic Park on Sunday. 

Celtic capped a title-winning campaign with a 3-1 victory over Dundee United. After receiving their winners' medals and all the normal celebrations, manager Neil Lennon ran to the stands and gave away his medal to Jay Beatty, an 11-year-old Celtic fan who has Down's syndrome. 

Greek striker Georgios Samaras then ran over and picked up Beatty and carried the smiling boy around the pitch to take in applause of the 52,400 in attendance. 

Jay and Samaras had met previously on Celtic's bus, and even sang "hail, hail the Celts are here." 

"I first met Jay in Ireland," Samaras told the Daily Record. "He is a very special little boy, a massive Celtic fan and a huge inspiration. The whole team were very proud to have him with us today." 

[Daily Record, h/t Dirty Tackle]

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