Ahead of their Scottish Premier League clash against Motherwell last Saturday afternoon, Celtic received a phone call from a disappointed young lad explaining that he wouldn’t be able to attend the match.
Five-year-old Louis Kayes had taken his mum Lisa’s mobile phone, found the phone number on Celtic’s website and explained his reasons for being unable to show up at Celtic Park.
This is the first season that young Louis has had a season ticket, so he felt a sense of guilt that he wouldn’t be able to watch the Bhoys last weekend.
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The reason he was unable to attend? It was his friend’s birthday party.
And having already given his word, Louis had to give Celtic the bad news.
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Louis' mum tells the story of what happened
“I saw Louis with my phone and then I heard the recorded message you get when you phone Celtic,” Lisa, 35, told the Daily Record. “He had the phone on the loud speaker function.
“Before I knew it I heard him telling the club that he wouldn’t be at the match because he had to go to his friend’s birthday party.
“I said: ‘What are you doing? You’ll be costing me a fortune.’
“But he just said he was letting Celtic know the reason why he wouldn’t be at the match.”
The lad would have chosen the Celtic game
Lisa also suggested that Louis, given the choice, would have preferred to go to the Celtic game.
“I had just spent a while explaining to him that because of the birthday party he wouldn’t be able to go,” she continued. “He wasn’t happy about it and I think he was just wanting to explain to Celtic the reason for his absence.
“Even when we were driving to the party he let it be known that Scott Brown would notice he wasn’t there.
“Then he said he was worried that Brendan Rodgers would notice too.”
Celtic still managed to record a 2-0 win
Fortunately for Louis, Celtic were still able to record a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele.
The boy’s mum added: “Louis had a great time at the party so it was more than made up for.
“But to say he was disappointed beforehand is putting it mildly.
“He often lifts my phone and clicks on to the website because he’s always wanting to see what’s new.”
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