A Scots football fan is on a life support machine after falling ill while watching Celtic in a pre-season friendly in the Netherlands.
Kyle Whyte, who turned 20 on Monday, was in Amsterdam at the weekend to watch the Hoops take on Ajax with members of two north-east Celtic supporters clubs - the Grampian Emerald and the Moray Emerald.
He complained of suffering from chest pains and difficulties in his breathing while waiting for his flight home on Sunday.
Friends took him to the medical centre at Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport where they were informed he was not fit to fly home to Scotland.
Mr Whyte who was born with a rare blood disorder, received treatment by specialists at Glasgow’s Yorkhill Hospital for a number of years, where he received regular blood transfusions.
He received a bone marrow transplant in 2009 following a local media appeal during which £11,000 was raised by staff at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin for bone marrow charity the Anthony Nolan Trust.
At the time Kyle’s mother, June, expressed her joy that a donor match had been found, telling the Northern Scot: “This could have a huge impact on him and within six months to a year, he could be leading a normal life."
Mrs Whyte, from near Forres in Moray, is understood to be at her son’s bedside in Amsterdam.
Numerous messages of support to Kyle and his family have been made by Celtic supporters on Facebook and Twitter.
On a Celtic fan page on Facebook, Callum Mcconville said: “Keep up the good fight Kyle, the Celtic family are all behind you.”
Sean Dickson added: “The whole Celtic family will think of him and hope he responds very soon.”
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