Jor­dan gifts jer­sey he paid £2350 for

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A die-hard Air­drieo­ni­ans fan is sure to feel the love from his fel­low Di­a­monds tonight and for some time to come af­ter fork­ing out thou­sands for a signed Elton John top.

Gen­er­ous Jor­dan McLay paid a whop­ping £2350 for the jer­sey signed by the Rocket Man just be­fore his re­cent mem­o­rable show at the Ex­cel­sior Sta­dium.

Jor­dan’s mag­nif­i­cent McLay-out will go to­wards the Air­drieo­ni­ans Sup­port­ers Trust and the Ki­taid project.

And as an added good­will ges­ture, IT busi­ness owner Jor­dan handed back the top to the Trust – which will now be framed and dis­played in the Di­a­mond Sen­sory Room.

With the un­cer­tainty sur­round­ing the fi­nan­cial sta­bil­ity of the club, and fundrais­ing ideas be­ing put for­ward by the Trust, Jor­dan says he de­cided “to put his money where his mouth is ”and bid for the top.

“I re­mem­ber Air­drie strug­gling be­fore and I know they are look­ing for in­vest­ment just now – so I de­cided to get in­volved.

“The Trust do a lot of good work so I’m more than happy to help if I can.”

Jor­dan ad­mits he isn’t the big­gest fan of Elton John’s mu­sic, say­ing: “He has one or two good songs”.

Then he said he would have put the money in for any Air­drie top re­gard­less of the au­to­graph.

“If it was any top up for auc­tion I would have bid on it too. ,”he added.

“The Trust were happy to take it back and frame it, so I’m happy that it will be on dis­play now.”

Top man Jor­dan McLay has gifted his Elton John strip back to the Sup­port­ers Trust

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