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By ESPN Staff

Bhoys signs up Big Yin Billy Connolly

Celtic have named Scottish comedian Billy Connolly as a patron of the club's community projects arm. The 64-year-old Glaswegian is a lifelong Hoops supporter, and chief executive Peter Lawwell has welcomed his support for the Celtic Foundation. Lawwell said: 'We are delighted that someone with the stature of Billy has agreed to become patron of the Celtic Foundation. 'Billy's international reputation and profile will prove to be extremely useful in raising awareness of the club's social dimension and his involvement will be crucial in motivating those people we are assisting and those who we would like to get involved in our work.'