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Celtic's biggest fan Jay Beatty (10) nominated for SPFL January Goal of the Month

Celtic superfan Jay Beatty has been nominated for the SPFL January Goal of the Month.

The 10-year-old Celtic fan from Armagh, who has Down’s Syndrome, captured hearts when Georgios Samaras picked him out from the crowd to join in the Hoops’ title celebrations last year.

Jay became a worldwide hit at the end of last season, when video of him and Samaras on Celtic’s league-winning lap of honour went viral, racking up over two million hits on YouTube and being broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The Celtic striker invited Jay to go to the World Cup in Brazil to cheer on Samaras and Greece, but the invite clashed with a family holiday and he was forced to cancel.

"This boy gives me so much strength, it's incredible," Samaras said last year. "There are no words. I feel his love so much. This love I feel, is also felt by many people in Greece."

Known affectionally as "Wee Jay", the youngster was given the VIP treatment as the Scottish giants recorded a 2-0 away win at Hamilton thanks to goals from Adam Matthews and Liam Henderson on January 19.

He scored a goal at half time and celebrated in front of the Celtic fans and has now been nominated for the SPFL Goal of the Month alongside the likes of David Goodwillie, Gary Macakay-Steven, and Mikael Lustig.

 

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