Kolo Touré dances topless as Celtic players sing his name in Scottish Premiership title celebrations

Sean Gibson

Kolo Touré may not have played a key part in Celtic's triumphant league campaign in 2016-17, but he was the main man in their title celebrations on Sunday afternoon.

Celtic beat Hearts 5-0 at Tynecastle to seal their winning of the Scottish Premiership – and a topless, dancing Touré led his team-mates in chanting his name in the dressing room after the game.

The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool defender, now aged 36, has only made six league appearances for Celtic this term, but has evidently integrated well with one of the most dominant Bhoys squads of recent times.

Celtic sit 25 points clear of second-placed Aberdeen – still with eight games to play before the season is over – in what has been a supremely successful debut year at the helm for manager Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers – who signed Touré once before, in his time as Liverpool head coach – has said he will dedicate the title triumph to former Celtic manager Tommy Burns, and has credited the positive impact of Scotland's winter break on his side's campaign.

Kolo Touré came off in the 87th minute as a replacement for Dedryck Boyata Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty

Touré may not have been a staple of the Celtic starting XI in the league this season, but he did feature in the Champions League highs and lows of a thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester City, and a crushing 0-7 reversal against Barcelona.

Celtic have maintained a remarkable unbeaten league campaign thus far, winning 28 and drawing two of 30 matches.

Celtic might not have had the most successful season in Europe, but their league form has been outstanding Credit: Scott Heppell/AP

 

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