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Celtic Super Fan Jay Beatty to Walk Boxer Scott Cardle Out to the Ring this Weekend

Celtic Super Fan Jay Beatty to Walk Boxer Scott Cardle Out to the Ring this Weekend

Celtic super fan Jay Beatty is branching out into other sports this weekend as he prepares to accompany boxer Scott Cardle to the ring.

Known affectionately as ‘Wee Jay’, the 12-year-old – who suffers from Down’s Syndrome – has become known worldwide as the unofficial Celtic mascot after Neil Lennon and Georgios Samaras took a shine to him back in 2013.

Jay attends almost every match and often seen with Hoops players and officials, as evidenced by his trip to Parkhead for last week’s match against Man City with Kris Commons and his wife.

And now lifelong Celtic supporter Scott Cardle has invited Jay to take a foray into the world of boxing and will walk him to the ring when he features on the under-card of Ricky Burns’ world title defence at the SSE Hydro on Friday night:

Cardle will take on Kevin Hooper in front of the Glasgow crowd in a defence of his British lightweight title, and he’ll be hoping Jay can bring him some good luck for what’s bound to be a tricky fight.

We’re wondering where we’ll see Jay popping up next!

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