Celtic announce heartwarming gesture before Champions League tie

Celtic have announced that hundreds of displaced Ukrainian refugees will be at the game this evening as the Scottish Champions host Shakhtar Donestk. The club confirmed that some mascots would be selected from Ukrainian children that fled the Russian attack on their homeland.

Posting on the club website, Celtic announced the heartwarming gesture as they try to offer some joy to those that have been displaced due to Russia’s illegal war in their country.

The club have given the tickets to supporters from Ukraine, who are currently living in the Glasgow area. Celtic are a club open to all, especially given that the club were founded by Irish immigrants. Earlier this year, Celtic FC Foundation donated £10k to the Scottish Refugee Council.

Celtic’s team players applaud at the end the UEFA Champions League match (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Foundation CEO Tony Hamilton spoke about acting in line with the club’s core values as well as welcoming the Ukrainian guests to Paradise.

“Helping displaced people coming to Scotland with food, clothing and shelter is completely in line with our own values.

“We have been pleased to be in a position to do that in connection with the Scottish Refugee Council and also to build on this by delivering our own project at Celtic Park for those Ukrainian people in the city who need further support.

“There are already many such people in our communities and it’s important for us that we maintain a strong level of support where we can.

“Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to the work that we’re doing in Scotland and across the world as we seek to make a positive difference to the lives of so many who face such huge challenges.

“We look forward to welcoming our Ukrainian guests to Celtic Park on Tuesday night and hope they feel at home at Celtic Park.”

Ange Postecoglou will be keen that his team can collect all three points by showing their class on the pitch; however, the club are showing their class off the pitch by welcoming a number of people that have clearly had more than football to worry about in recent times.

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