Leigh Griffiths promised the family of Kieran McDade that he’d score a goal for the tragic schoolboy Celtic fan.
Thirteen-year-old Kieran sadly died last week after suffering a cardiac arrest during a training session with his Dunbeth boys club in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.
Scottish football has been paying tribute to the youngster since the news broke that the Hoops fan collapsed doing what he loved.
And Griffiths’ added to those tributes when he held a t-shirt aloft with the words ‘RIP Kieran 13’ after scoring Celtic’s opening goal in their 4-1 win over Aberdeen earlier.
What made it even more special was the goal came in minute number 13 – the same age as the youngster.
Kieran’s sister Amy met Griffiths before the game along with her family and, after seeing his goal and tribute, revealed on Twitter that he promised to do it for her brother:
Leigh griffiths only went n scored a goal on the 13th min for kieran??? he said he would and he went and done it, some boy ?????
— Amy (@amymcdade_x) August 27, 2016
That is an absolutely amazing promise and gesture from Griffiths and should remind people that football is just a game which can impact people in so many positive ways.
From everyone at talkingbaws.com, our thoughts and prayers go out to the McDade family.