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HOOP! HOOP! HOORAY! SPANIARDS HONOUR CELTIC

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SPANISH club Real Betis today unveiled the one-off kit they will wear in honour of Celtic in a game to mark their origins.

The Seville-based outfit will revert from their traditional stripes and change to hoops for their forthcoming match against Malaga.

The special kit has been made to mark Andalusia Day – a day of celebration marking the region voting to become an autonomous community of Spain in 1980.

Betis ended up playing in green and white thanks to one of the club’s founders, Manuel Asensio Ramos, who studied in Glasgow in his youth in the early 20th century and became a regular at Celtic matches.

Ramos returned to Spain and opted to kit Betis in green and white stripes instead of hoops, but they will revert to a Celtic-style kit for the La Liga game later this month.

The kit features the famous green and white hooped jersey – with an Andalusian flag on the back of the neck – white shorts with green piping and green socks.

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