Jay Beatty

Picture of Jay Beatty

Age: 12

Place of birth: Lurgan

Citizenship: Ireland

boy with Down syndrome has scored the goal

Jay Beatty from Lurgan, Northern Ireland (Lurgan, Northern Ireland), sent the ball into the net in the break after the first half of the match against the `` Seltik` Hamilton Akademikal`. This match ended with the victory of the first club, for which the whole soul is sick Jay.

After this memorable event the 11-year-old striker with Down syndrome, without knowing it, started a real fight for the right to receive the trophy with players such as Mikael Lustig (Mikael Lustig) and David Goodwillie (David Goodwillie).

Video Beattie goal became viral in social networks. His father, Martin says: `This week my friend to Facebook sent me a link to a video where Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) chose the best goal of February. Podkonets video showed goal scored Dzheem`.

`I thought that the movie did my friend - continues Martin - or just edit it. After confirming that what was happening, I realized that I was on SPFL official website. The son was a lot of chances to win. Video viewed a couple of hundreds of thousands of people and websites encourage people to vote for Dzheya`.

Jay 97% of votes were cast.

`This kind of thing does not happen with children with Down syndrome, - says the father of Beatty. - These children do not find themselves in the spotlight. But then it was viewed simply as Jay chips rather than a boy with Down syndrome. This is a great opportunity to attract more attention to probleme`.

Martin said that Jay had always dreamed of a penalty shot, surrounded by his favorite club `Seltik`. As a rule, do not allow anyone in the locker room the team before the match, but Beatty was allowed to participate in the conversation command. Beatty stood in front of 20 professional players, something humming about their previous statements and gave good advice.

Martin says: `He always asked me: what do you think, Dad, I`m going to play for` Seltik`? He wanted to celebrate his finest hour as a former player of the club, Georgios Samaras (Georgios Samaras), and jump into the crowd. When Jay scored, he raced forward to the billboards, so that I could not keep up with nim`.

Beattie arrived in Barcelona (Barcelona, ??Spain) to pick up his special prize. The boy immediately hit the headlines as soon as the former striker `Seltik` Samaras pulled one out of the crowd to celebrate with him last year`s victory` keltov` the highest football league in Scotland (Scotland). At this event, organized by the sports newspaper `El Mundo Deportivo`, the boy also got the opportunity to meet with other stars of the stadium` Camp Nou`.

Club president `Barselona`, Josep Maria Bartomeu (Josep Maria Bartomeu), Jay offered to stay in Spain, but the boy said he had to go home, where he will watch the game from the` `Seltik` Partick Tisl` on TV. The President laughed, called the boy a real fan club `Seltik` and said that Jay will wait for another time.