It took just 6 hours for kind-hearted Celtic fans to donate to a GoFund me page setup for injured Celtic fan Charlie Phelan after his horrendous ordeal.
The Derry man was over watching his beloved Celtic beat their Glasgow rivals in the first derby of the season when after the match he was set upon by a group of thugs who jumped off a bus to attack him.
The unprovoked attack took place in Ayrshire outside a chippy saw Charlie suffer serious life altering injuries and he is now blind in one eye as a result.
Charlie and his friends believed he was targeted just hours after the Derby game because he was wearing his Celtic colours and he recalls seeing a man with union jack shorts on attacking him along with the rest of the group.
Even though this looks like Charlie has been singled out because of his colours the Police are not treating it as sectarian or even a football crime but they have said they’re looking into it.
As Charlie recovers from this needless attack a Celtic fan set up a GoFund me page earlier today with the aim of raising £500 so it can be passed on to the man himself to help put a smile back on his face and maybe pay for his next trip to Celtic Park.
Charlie said he won’t be back to watch the bhoys after this incident but fans everywhere are urging him to beat the bigots and we hope the club reach out to him.
We’re happy to report that the £500 target was smashed very quickly with the page receiving many messages of support!