Pic: Celtic to remember the Great Famine on their shirts today

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Celtic will have a badge on their shirt today to mark National Famine Memorial Day.

Celtic will take on Hearts at 3pm today at Parkhead and the club will pay tribute their roots with a classy touch on their jersey.

To mark National Famine Memorial Day, the club will have a special badge on their chest.

The day has been organised by the Irish Government since 2008 and Celtic wanted to mark the day.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “The origins of Celtic Football Club are inextricably linked to the Great Famine and it is right that we once again join in this commemoration.  

"Celtic was formed by immigrants and to help people in real need, many whose families had escaped the devastation of the Great Famine. 

"We should never forget the devastating impact this event had on the lives of so many millions of people and we are pleased again to play our part in this year’s memorial."

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