Georgios Samaras Tells Young Celtic Fan Jay Beatty He’s Won SPFL Goal of the Month Award by Landslide

Georgios Samaras Tells Young Celtic Fan Jay Beatty He’s Won SPFL Goal of the Month Award by Landslide

Young Celtic fan Jay Beatty has won the SPFL Goal of the Month for his effort at half-time during his side’s win over Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park in January.

The youngster – who has Down’s syndrome – was told the news by his idol Georgios Samaras in a video published on the SPFL’s official YouTube channel.

Wee Jay beat Hoops full-back Mikael Lustig, Aberdeen’s David Goodwillie and Partick’s Kris Doolan to take the top award.

And it caps a heartwarming story for the youngster and Scottish football.

He became a hero for Celtic fans when he was picked out from the crowd by Samaras to celebrate last season’s Premiership win.

The little Irishman has since went on to be recognised by Greek journalists at an awards ceremony at the end of last year and was invited to Hamilton’s ground as a special guest last month.

Beatty walked the sides out on to the pitch before the game and then made an appearance at half-time, where he scored the goal in front of his fellow Celtic fans:

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And after being nominated for the Goal of the Month award, Beatty has taken the top prize.

Here’s Samaras’ message:

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