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Hollywood star Gerard Butler tweets message of congratulations to his friend Martin O'Neill

Sasha Brady

Published 23/06/2016 | 13:23

Gerard Butler in 'Gods of Egypt'.
Gerard Butler in 'Gods of Egypt'.
Gerard Butler

Hollywood star Gerard Butler had a message of congratulations for Martin O'Neill on Wednesday night.

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He may be Scottish but the Gods of Egypt star was full of praise for the Irish team after the defeated Italy to make it through to the last 16 of the Euros.

The Glaswegian actor is a hardcore Celtic fan and his admiration for the Ireland manager dates back to O'Neill's time as manager of the Parkhead club.

During his five-year reign at the club, 'the Hoops' landed three league titles and a UEFA Cup final and O'Neill is still revered with Celtic fans, including his friend Butler, despite leaving the club in 2005.

Gerard Butler tweets a message of congratulations to Martin O'Neill.
Gerard Butler tweets a message of congratulations to Martin O'Neill.

Taking to Twitter, Gerard posted a photo of his "mate" Martin jumping for joy as he celebrated Ireland’s victory in Lille.

Gerard said he wished he was on the streets of Lille with all the Ireland supporters and even managed to fit in our very own COYBIG hashtag.

He wrote: "Congrats to my mate Martin O'Neill & @FAIreland on qualifying for last 16 in #Euro2016. So wish I was there! #COYBIG".

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