Celtic offer condolences to Kelly

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Celtic have offered their condolences to the family of Kilmarnock midfielder Liam Kelly after his father died at the end of Sunday's Scottish Communities League Cup final.

Jack Kelly, 59, suffered a suspected heart attack in the stands at Hampden within moments of the final whistle. He received emergency treatment yards from the Kilmarnock dugout after his son had helped his team to a 1-0 win over Celtic.

"Celtic Football Club would like to offer its sincere condolences to the family of Kilmarnock midfielder Liam Kelly whose father Jack tragically died following Sunday's Scottish Communities League Cup final at Hampden," a statement from Celtic read.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon expressed his shock at the news.

"All of the management team, players and backroom staff wish to offer our thoughts and prayers to Liam Kelly's family," he said.

"Myself and the entire team are shocked and saddened with this news and our heartfelt condolences go to Liam."

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell added: "Everyone at Celtic is devastated by this terrible news. All at the football club are thinking about Liam and the entire Kelly family at this very sad time."

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