“Praise God, today one year ago, I met Celtic fans in Sarajevo,” Albanian President, Ilir Meta

THE FOUNDER of the first ever Celtic Supporters Club in Albania – who just happens to be the Albanian President – has posted a video of his first meeting with Celtic Supporters from one year ago in Sarajevo.

“Praise God, today one year ago, I met Celtic fans in Sarajevo, with whom we raised a toast for our friend, Rudi Vata. Many things have changed in a year. Today at 20:30 together with Rudi Vata from Tirana we will raise a toast for: Ten-In-A-Row!,” The President of the Republic of Albania H.E Ilir Meta wrote on his increasingly popular social media account.

Mr President also shared some ‘beautiful memories’ of his time in Sarajevo with the Celtic support.

“Beautiful memories from Sarajevo a year ago! Fiery hugs to all those with whom we shared those wonderful moments! Hail Hail!” Ilir Meta, the President of Albania posted.

Here’s the first ever Celtic related post from the President from this time last year and there have been many since! “When you get carried away by the Party Atmosphere! Extraordinary moments today in Sarajevo with Celtic fans, before the first qualifying round of Champions League. There was also a toast for Rudi Vata, our National Team Flag of Albania and Celtic.”

Celtic Fans’ diplomacy in action!

Surely when the supporters are allowed back inside Celtic Park the club really must invite The President of Albania and the Founder of the Albanian Celtic Supporters Club over for a visit?

‘Something inside, so strong…the spirit of Miss Sarajevo,’ Matt Corr’s Diary, Dedicated to the victims of the Siege of Sarajevo and the massacre at Srebrenica

And talking about Sarajevo, Matt Corr’s European Diary of that trip remains one of the most impressive articles we have ever published on The Celtic Star and is highly recommended. Warning though, it will bring a tear to you eye.

Here are a few more pics courtesy of Mr President himself.


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