Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths pays heartfelt tribute to young fan who tragically passed away

Kieran McDade (13) suffered cardiac arrest during training

Leigh Griffiths, Celtic

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths after the end of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Picture by: Jane Barlow / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has paid a touching tribute to a 13-year-old school pupil who passed on Friday.

Kieran McDade (13) suffered cardiac arrest last week while training with Dunbeth Football Club.

Despite the best efforts to save his life, the Celtic fan would fall into a coma before sadly passing away. 

During Saturday's Scottish Premiership victory Aberdeen, Celtic forward Griffiths paid tribute after scoring the opening goal on 13 minutes.

Immediately sprinting to the far side of the Celtic Park pitch, he collected a T-shirt with the words "Kieran, 13" printed on it and held it aloft to the crowd as a gesture to McDade and his family.