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Video: Greece star Georgios Samaras thanks young Lurgan Celtic fan for support

In a press conference in Brazil on June 26, Greece and ex-Celtic striker Georgios Samaras has a special message for Jay Beatty, an 11-year-old Celtic fan from Northern Ireland. He told Beatty, who has transferred his allegiance to Greece during the World Cup that his “smile and support gives strength to everybody in the national team”. Samaras, who carried Beatty around the pitch as Celtic sealed the league title earlier this year, said he was sending a jersey to Beatty. Irish media reported on June 27 that Beatty’s support for Greece led to offers to pay for him to travel to their second-round match against Costa Rica. The Irish Times reported that Beatty was unable to accept the offer. Credit: YouTube/Greek National Football Team


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