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CELTIC OFFER IN CORONAVIRUS FIGHT

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CELTIC are willing to consider any suggestions on how to help the NHS in the midst of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Celtic Park could be utilised with the champions prepared to offer support in the battle against the killer disease.

Parkhead chiefs will discuss the possibility of using the club’s ground to assist the national health service, according to a report in the Scottish Sun on Sunday.

Across the border, Manchester City have allowed NHS England to use some of their boardrooms and hospitality suites at the stadium for the training of doctors and nurses during the outbreak.

Parkhead will remain empty for the foreseeable future with the Premiership and the three other divisions in cold storage.

A Celtic spokesperson said: “We have not had any approach of this kind, but would be willing to consider any suggestions on how we could assist the NHS and the phenomenal work they are doing.

“We have already established a Football for Good Fund which is in the process of distributing £175,000 to vulnerable people affected by this crisis and will continue to do all we can to offer as much support as possible.”

Neil Lennon joined millions who applauded health workers at 8pm on Thursday and admitted he held back the tears.

He admitted: “We were at the window applauding and my neighbour downstairs was banging on a saucepan. It was quite emotional.

“I suppose it’s some sort of way of showing thanks for the amazing work these people are doing for us.”

 
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