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Disabled Celtic fan whose wheelchair was broken in Ryan Christie collision will attend Champions League match 
 
 
 
sbothai A disabled Celtic supporter whose wheelchair was broken in a collision with a player will attend tonight’s Champions League match after help from the Record and our readers.Tony McKenna, 58, was accidentally knocked over by Parkhead midfielder Ryan Christie who clattered into him following a touchline challenge.

The incident, during the second half of the match against Standard Liege on Saturday saw Christie careering into the South Stand.Tony, from Livingston, who had been in the front row, wasn’t seriously injured but his wheelchair was damaged in the collision and he thought he would be unable to make tonight’s match.

Following a plea in yesterday’s Record for a replacement chair he will take up his usual place at Celtic Park after a football-mad family came to his rescue.Several readers offered to help including fellow Celtic fan Pauline Stewart from Airdrie.Pauline offered Tony a wheelchair that belonged to her mum Margaret Drein who passed away recently.

sbothai She said: “Our family is Celtic-daft and as soon as I read about Tony’s situation I thought we could help out.“I wouldn’t like to see anyone struggle to get about and my mum was always keen to help others out.“She believed one good turn deserved another, that was her way of looking at life.”

Pauline’s son Michael, 25, drove the 40-miles round-trip to deliver the wheelchair last night.Tony has been forced to use a wheelchair since severing nerves in his spine after tripping while on honeymoon in Turkey four years ago.He said: “I was determined to get to the game one way or another. The only days I really get out are going to the football.

“I just want to say thanks to Pauline and Michael for helping me out.”He suffered a bit of a sore neck and was attended to by paramedics and the club doctor but he was more concerned with missing tonight’s game against Alashkert. sbothai
 
 


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