Celtic star Jonny Hayes has been thanked by the mother of a young Glasgow schoolboy after he intervened to prevent bullies from picking on the youngster.

As reported by the Evening Times, Hayes pulled over in his car outside the Co-Op near to Celtic’s Lennoxtown training ground as he saw four boys picking on Callum Forrest.

Hayes intervened before offering Callum a lift home. The youngster understandably refused to take a lift from Hayes but the Celtic star followed him home to make sure he arrived safely.

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Callum thanked Hayes on social media and the Celtic star sent the youngster a signed shirt and a message which read:

Callum, don’t let the boys from school get you down. Bullies aren’t worth your time. If you ever need anything I’m only five minutes up the road. Jonny.

Jordan, Callum’s mum, took to Facebook to share the story and said that even though her son is a big Rangers fan, he was delighted to get the shirt and message from the Celtic winger.