An amputee football fan has been crowned the winner of the Ladbrokes SPFL goal of the month for November after performing an audacious lob while on crutches.
Tommy Mckay, 32, a Dundee United supporter, won the poll hosted on the SPFL Facebook page – which included a high calibre of short-listed strikes from the likes of Jayden Stockley and Tom Rogic.
Mr McKay had his right leg amputated as a child following a cancer diagnosis, making the feat even more impressive in front of 6,000 fans at Tannadice during a half-time challenge in United’s clash against Dunfermline on November 8.
Footage of the strike has since gone viral, amassing millions of online views from football fans around the world.
On Tuesday, the SPFL and title sponsor Ladbrokes arranged for Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon to award Mr McKay with a trophy and a season ticket for 2017/18.
Mr McKay said the achievement was “completely overwhelming”.
He added: “It is truly beyond my wildest dreams, especially when all the goals this month were worthy winners.
“I would like to thank Dundee United, Ladbrokes, McEwan Fraser, SPFL, my team-mates at Partick Thistle Amputees FC and every single person who voted for me.
“You will never know how much this means to me and my family, and I am eternally grateful.”
David MacDonald, media, sponsorship and PR for Ladbrokes, said: “It is stories like Tommy’s that make us love being part of Scottish football.
“Not only has he shown great heart and skill with a dazzling finish, but the response and outpouring of praise from his fellow fans has been amazing to see.”