YOUNG CELTIC star Jack Aitchison took to social media last night to say an emotional goodbye to his dad George, who has passed away.

And the 17 year old promised his dad that he would always strive to make him proud, calling him his hero.

He wrote: “RIP Dad, you’ve been taken too soon. My hero! I’ll make you proud.”

Jack became the first player born this century to score for Celtic when he scored in Ronny Deila’s last game in charge in a 7-0 flag-day victory over Motherwell at Celtic Park. , revealed the sacrifices his dad had made for his career in an interview in 2016.

Speaking to The Telegraph in an interview in 2016 the young Hoops talent spoke about his dad, saying: “I need to thank my dad, George, because he worked two jobs but, when he came home about 7pm, he would take me out to the park and help me with extra training.

“He’s been doing that for a couple of years.

“He has a corner shop in Fauldhouse, a wee newsagents.

“He had to order more papers on a Monday morning.”


Order Jim Craig’s new Lisbon Lion Diary – Right Back to 67 from CQNBookstore.co.uk and you will receive a signed copy from the man himself plus a FREE copy of That Season in Paradise – Ten Months of Celtic Heaven signed by fellow Lisbon Lion Bertie Auld! Simply order Jim Craig – Right Back to 67 and the second book will be sent automatically. Stocks are running very low so hurry!

Click Here for Comments >

About Author