A SCOTTISH footballer star has offered to provide a season ticket to the family of the policeman who tragically died in last week’s terror attack in London.
Scotland international Tony Watt plays for Charlton Athletic, the club supported by PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death by terrorist Khalid Masood.
The 23-year-old striker has now offered to provide a season ticket – worth up to £500 – and a signed strip to the family of the tragic policeman.
Posting on Twitter last week, Watt responded to a tweet from a Charlton fan which read: “How about donating your shirt to the family? #onlyonekeithpalmer.”
The former Celtic striker wrote back: “Of course, his immediate family [are] more than welcome to have a season ticket on behalf of me for @CAFCofficial if they ever wanted it.”
The young striker drew widespread praise for his generosity from his followers.
James Maddison wrote: “A complex man @Tony_Watt7 but when you do something good you should be applauded. Top suggestion and you’re showing class on and off the pitch recently.”
Ryan Burridge commented: “Definitely should donate a shirt to them. Fair play Tony either way. #RedArmy.”
John Brown replied: “Top fella showing that kind of respect, well done mate.”
Whilst Jane Chalkley added: “Nice touch Tony, he was one of ours.”
Watt burst onto the scene in 2012 when he scored in the 88th minute in Celtic’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona at Celtic Park.
After leaving Parkhead, Watt endured a troubled spell in Belgium, initially on loan with Lierse, where a troubled relationship with the manager led to his demotion to the ‘B’ team.
He joined London club Charlton in 2015 and made his Scotland debut a year later in a friendly against Czech Republic.
PC Keith Palmer was a loyal Charlton supporter and season-ticket holder at The Valley.
He sat in his same seat in the stadium’s East Stand for many years and as a tribute, the club will drape a red and white scarf over his seat at the next home game.
In a statement on their website, the club said: “Keith was a true hero who will be greatly missed by all the Charlton family and everyone at the club would like to offer their sincere condolences to his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.
“The club also wish to extend condolences to the families of all those victims who were involved in yesterday’s incident.”