I am sure, like me, you were all shocked and saddened to hear yesterday morning that a young bhoy, Jordan Mount, had his wheelchair stolen at the recent Rennes game. What happened next was nothing short of wonderful. After being publicised by Mince @celticmindedcom and Lauren McCloskey @lauren_mcclos and a fund being set up by Lauren, Celtic supporters have donated a staggering £2000 in under 24 hours to Jordan's Fund. Links were also posted on Kerrydale Street and The Huddleboard, as all The Celtic Family came together.
This will not surprise anyone who knows how The Celtic Family work.
20 odd years ago a charity bottle was lifted from a pub in Inverbervie, one that was frequented by Celtic supporters pre and post games in Aberdeen. The owner of the pub wrote into The Celtic View and relayed the story to disgusted readers. Within a couple of weeks the money was replaced 10 fold as supporters from all over the world sent up cash.
That's what it's all about.
The people who stole the bottle and the wheelchair, are not Celtic supporters, they're low life who care not a jot for others.
Lauren and Mince are Celtic supporters, ones I am glad to call friends, and we are all in their shadow today.