Jay Beatty is a familiar face on the Celtic scene and you may remember him from Celtic’s last game of the season when he was invited onto the pitch by his hero Georgios Samaras.
Fans of the Greek national side set up a campaign to take Jay to the World Cup after seeing a video (below) of him celebrating Greece’s winner over Ivory Coast on Sunday night. A Facebook page named ‘O JAY PAEI Mundial’ was set up and it has attracted over 90,000 likes. Huge support for Jay.
After seeing the video, Samaras sent a special message (below) to Jay to thank him for his support during the World Cup.
He also managed to persuade the Greek FA to organise a trip for the youngster and his family to watch Greece face Costa Rica in the World Cup last 16.
Unfortunately, Jay won’t be able to make it to Brazil after his family had already arranged a family holiday.
A great gesture from both Samaras and the Greek FA!