One young Celtic fan left Easter Road on Saturday with some consolation after watching the hoops drop their first points of the season.
Tempering the disappointment the fan picked up the match-worn shirt of Jonny Hayes.
Posting this video in the hope it reaches the dad and the wee fella. I think Johnny Hayes hit the wee man with the ball in the warm-up. Gave the boy his jersey at full time. Great moment for the kid. pic.twitter.com/yOA49teCZO
— RaisedOnCeltic (@Raised_OnCeltic) September 30, 2019
The Dubliner has always been a popular figure among the Celtic support but September 2019 is a month that he will never forget.
Coming off the bench at Ibrox he had a specific role to play in Neil Lennon’s game-plan but Hayes excelled himself by scoring the second goal which secured the points for Celtic and sent the remaining home fans rushing towards the exit.
Away to Rennes, Hayes also had a big role to play, this time in a more destructive role in the opening Europa League fixture.
Faced with a 50-50 ball just outside the penalty box Hayes ensured that there was only going to be one winner as he claimed the ball with the Rennes player taking evasive action.
Hayes was unable to conjure up a moment of magic on the park on Saturday but one young fan left Easter Road with a special souveniir from the match.