Celtic daft Albanian president filmed swaying along to You’ll Never Walk Alone at Celtic Park.


CELTIC daft Albanian president Ilir Meta was filmed swaying along to You’ll Never Walk Alone at Celtic Park.

The 52-year-old visited Glasgow yesterday to watch Celtic’s 2-0 victory in their Europa League clash with Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros.

This was the president’s first visit to watch Celtic play since becoming besotted with the club after being told stories by former player and Albanian national, Rudi Vata.

Mr Meta was filmed holding a Celtic scarf above his head as he joined the crowd at Celtic Park and joyfully sang along to the classic football anthem.

Meta during YNWA
Ilir Meta holds his scarf high during You’ll never Walk Alone.

He was captured celebrating Celtic’s first goal of the game as Kyogo Furuhashi slotted his shot to the right of Ferencvaros goalkeeper Dénes Dibusz.

Holding his scarf in elation, Mr Meta is shown clapping and gesturing towards the screen replaying the goal.

Meta gestures at the goal
The president gestures at the screen after Celtic goal.

Elected to office in 2017, the Albanian President Meta has never been shy of sharing his love and support for the Glasgow club.

Mr Meta posted videos of himself onto his Twitter page yesterday, writing: “Just magic! You’ll Never Walk Alone!”

He also tweeted: “Experiencing the extraordinary emotions that only Paradise can offer.

“I have being looking for so long to meet the most wonderful and extraordinary fans ever. We are the Celtic family.”

Mr Meta’s posts have garnered over 9,000 likes and hundreds of retweets since yesterday.

Celtic fans reacted to the Albanian President’s visit to Glasgow on Twitter after some of them managed to meet him at the stadium.

Meta with fan
Mr Meta high fives fans at Celtic’s second goal.

John Tierney said: “Hope you enjoyed your day at Celtic Park, and take home fantastic memories of today’s result. I’m sure you will be back.”

David Brodie wrote: “Mr President you are a lucky charm, you must attend the remaining group games.”

James Irvine tweeted: “Hope you enjoyed your day at paradise Mr President. It’s an atmosphere and sight to behold at a full Celtic park on a European tie.”

Billy O’Donnell added: “What a pleasure to meet Mr President today – such a courteous gentleman taking the time patiently with fans asking for photos.

“I hope you enjoyed your day and can attend again soon.”

Among tweets about serious dealings in Albanian parliament, Mr Meta has individually wished players wishes of goodwill for their birthdays across Twitter.