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Arsenal star becomes animal ambassador

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Nice touch by the Gunners' favourite

Kieran Tierney has become an ambassador for the Scottish SPCA (SSPCA).

The Scotland, Arsenal and ex- Celtic star revealed his latest role on social media.

Tierney, 24, said he was 'proud' to be working with the charity's 'special investigations' squad who tackle 'crimes against animals '.

The Motherwell-born left-back said: "I’m proud to be an ambassador for Scotland’s animal welfare charity the Scottish SPCA.

"In 2020, they responded to 78,000 reports of animals in need which is over 210 every day.

"They re-homed almost 4,000 animals and released over 3,000 wild animals back to the wild.

"I’m looking forward to working with their special investigations unit to help raise awareness of crimes against animals."

The Lanarkshire player was pictured sporting a SSPCA black t-shirt emblazoned with his initials.

Fans have praised Tierney in their droves, hailing him as a 'top bloke' and a 'lovely man' for 'using his platform and influence for more than just football'.

One said: "Didn't think it was possible to love Kieran Tierney any more than I already did, but hearing this I do.

"Well done you lovely man."

Another added: "What a hero."

Tierney’s shin pads during the Scotland England game featured a picture of his dog, who passed away the week before.

He wrote: “His name’s Boston . . . it was sad.”