Celtic announce class new way for fans to contribute to Christmas Appeal

By Euan Davidson

November 10, 2021

It’s been an exciting day of news; and for Celtic supporters following the progress of the club’s Christmas Appeal, it might’ve got even better.

Following on from today’s launch of the Tommy Burns t-shirt, Celtic have announced that 17 shirts from the Dundee v Celtic game will be auctioned off for charity [Celtic FC].

The names on the shirts include Joe Hart, Kyogo Furuhashi, Callum McGregor, Jota, and plenty more.

Celtic beat Dundee 4-2 at the weekend, bearing the Celtic FC Foundation Christmas Appeal’s logo on their shirts. The tops have since been signed, hologram authenticated, and put on eBay’s charity service.

You can bid for any of the 17 shirts here.

As a one-off piece of club merchandise, it’s a pretty special offer. At the time of writing, the highest bid is for Kyogo’s shirt. Callum McGregor, the captain, and Jota’s shirts make up the rest of the top 3.

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We wonder if there’ll be a private sweepstakes at Celtic over who generates the most money for the Foundation.

Ange Postecoglou could probably top the lot if he auctioned off one of his trademark jumpers. Just an idea, troops, just an idea.

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You can’t really go wrong with the signed shirt. It’s a classic, a staple of the genre. It’s not as if players are running low on kit, and it’s a simple way to raise money. Clubs have been doing this for decades.

Sometimes, the oldest ideas work the best. That’s very much the case here. Football memorabilia is going nowhere, in terms of popularity. The clamour for classic kits these days speaks for itself.

As for Celtic and the Christmas Appeal, it’s another excellent venture to raise funds. The Foundation are normally prolific, but they’re on it this year. And, in 2021, they have an opportunity they didn’t last year, due to fans being allowed back at Celtic Park.

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That’ll make a big difference. The feel-good factor at Celtic will surely boost the Christmas Appeal.

You know what we’re waiting for, though. Ange Postecoglou as Santa. Jota as George Michael. Yes – the Christmas advert.

The club need to make it happen sooner rather than later. And if they can tie the Celtic Christmas Appeal in, then everyone’s a winner.

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