By: Newsroom Staff on 22 Feb, 2015 08:01
AS Celtic celebrate the Chinese New Year at today’s Premiership game against Hamilton Accies (KO: 1pm), two of our Chinese fans will be out on the pitch at half-time to make the Paradise Windfall draw.
Zhi Zheng, who is from Chengdu city, Sichuan Province, and Weifeng Huang, from Fengcheng City in Jiangxi Province, are both students at the University of Glasgow. And also with some fellow students, they recently visited Celtic Park.
The club also ran a competition for Chinese fans to talk about their love of Celtic on our new Chinese social platform, Sina Weibo, and both Zhi Zheng and Weifeng Huang won.
They will be guests of the club at today's game, and will be cheering on the Bhoys before making the draw out on the pitch.
And they will be joined by around 1,000 fellow Chinese students who will also be at Celtic Park for the game.
Both students are big Celtic fans, and are delighted to have been given the opportunity to get on the pitch.
Zhi explained: “My article was posted on Chinese social media to promote Celtic to football fans. The first part of my article describes the Irish history which led to massive Irish immigration to Scotland, and the second part gives a passionate account of Celtic's proud history which deeply rooted in charity spirit championed by Brother Walfrid.
“This article was received well on social media and hopefully I gave a few football fans the interest to get to know Celtic.”
And Weifeng said: “I still remember the first time I saw the news that Zhi Zheng was transferred to Celtic, from then on, I started to be a Celtic fan I love Celtic just because the green and white and have nothing to do with nationality and religion, so I gave up the chance to study in other universities and choose Glasgow.
“I think we’ll never walk alone with the thousands of Chinese Celtic fans.”