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Friday 20 October 2017

Celtic to honour victims of Great Irish Famine with commemorative jersey today

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Celtic will have a special badge on their shirt today to mark National Famine Memorial Day.

The Bhoys take on Hearts at Parkhead and the players will be wearing commemorative jerseys to honour the victims of the Great Famine in Ireland.

“The origins of Celtic Football Club are inextricably linked to the Great Famine and it is right that we once again join in this commemoration,” Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said.

"Celtic was formed by immigrants and to help people in real need, many whose families had escaped the devastation of the Great Famine.

"We should never forget the devastating impact this event had on the lives of so many millions of people and we are pleased again to play our part in this year’s memorial."

Celtic FC Foundation have confirmed that the unique match issue shirts, to be signed by each player, will be auctioned in the coming days for charitable purposes, providing supporters with the opportunity to own a wonderful collectors’ item.

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