Flashback to Georgios Samaras' best goals for Celtic and his special relationship with Down syndrome's Jay Beatty

Georgios Samaras Jay Beatty

With four Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish Cups and a Scottish League Cup to his trophy tally, Georgios Samaras is undoubtedly the most successful Greek player to ply his trade in Scotland.

Of course Ange Postecoglou and Giorgos Giakoumakis will aim to do even better than the long-haired winger, who bagged 74 goals in 249 competitive games for the Glaswegian giants.

None-the-less, Samaras frequently looks back at his Celtic career with joy, saying how he could have gone to others clubs in Europe, but preferred to stay in Scotland to win trophy after trophy.

Now we look back at his ten best goals, including one against Glasgow rivals Rangers FC.

Meanwhile, Celtic superfan Jay Beatty, of Lurgan in Northern Ireland, toured schools in Scotland during February to educate young pupils on inclusion and differences.

The 18-year-old, who has Down's Syndrome, rose to fame when former Hoops hero Georgios Samaras pulled the then 11-year-old from the crown to celebrate on the pitch after Celtic's premiership title win back in May 2014.

He first captured the hearts of football fans in May 2014 after his Bhoys hero Georgios Samaras plucked him from the crowd on trophy day.

However, the pair have shared many special moments together too, including in Athens, and a congratulations for Jay scoring goal of the month.

Jay quickly became a Parkhead hero who took the chance to teach people about his disability and how it doesn't hold him back.

He was invited to visit St Mary's Primary School, St Patrick's and St Augustine's Primary Schools in Coatbridge.

There he spoke with the pupils about living with Down's Syndrome, inclusion of people with a disability, and how to be kind and respectful of everyone, no matter their differences.

Jay's proud dad Martin, told Lanarkshire Live: "We travel over to Glasgow for most Celtic home games and Jay laps it up.

"From the minute we leave the house to the minute we get to Celtic Park, he loves it.

"He's always happy to talk to people and therefore has no qualms when it comes to standing in front of a room full of pupils and teachers and telling them all about his life with Down's Syndrome and how people can be all-inclusive of everyone.

"Jay just wants to educate people about living a non-judgemental life and being happy.

"He's been through a lot over the years since appearing on television that day with his pal big Samaras and sadly has endured trolling all too often.

"So this is his way of teaching people to just be kind to each other.

"A big thank you to St Mary's, St Patrick's and St Augustine's Primary Schools for inviting us and for a warm welcome. The children were an absolute credit to themselves, their families and to their community.

"We can't wait to come back over and visit some more fantastic Scottish schools."

Jay's mission is important as he has received a barrage of vile racism and discriminatory remarks from, unsurprisingly, Rangers supporters.

Given Rangers FC supporters long history of bigotry, including last season's taunting of Kyogo and mockery of Postecoglou's "difficult" four syllable surname, it is unsurprising that such levels of depravity has been slung against the Celtic superfan.

One twisted message read: "Jay Beatty won't see 10 in a row. Scotland's greatest achievement would be taking Jay Beatty to the Forth Road Bridge and lobbing him into the water."

The troll followed up the message by writing: "I'm not saying he's going to die, I'm just saying Rangers will win the league this season.

"And then he won't ever see it because it would take another 10 years to build it back up and wee Jay will probably be in the mud by the end of 2019."

Sharing the torrent of abuse on Facebook, Jay's father wrote: "What type of person even thinks like this... disgusted."

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