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Neil Lennon's tribute to tragic boy (5) named after him

By Staff Reporter

Former Northern Ireland international footballer Neil Lennon has paid tribute to a five-year-old boy who was killed in an accident.

Lennon Toland, who was named after the Lurgan man and former Celtic boss, died in a road tragedy in the east end of Glasgow.

The youngster was struck by a van and died in hospital a short time later.

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Lennon’s passing,” the football manager said.

“It’s a tragic story — condolences go to the family.”

An online appeal to help pay for the costs of the boy’s funeral costs has already raised more than £8,000.

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