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Glasgow 2014: Tonga Celtic fan boxer out of Games

Lomalito Moala pictured at the opening ceremony in a Celtic shirt. Picture: SNS

Lomalito Moala pictured at the opening ceremony in a Celtic shirt. Picture: SNS

LOMALITO Moala, the Tongan boxer who caused a stir by wearing a Celtic strip during the opening ceremony has revealed he failed to make the weigh-in and is out of the Games.

In a post on his Facebook page, the athlete - who attended Celtic’s match with KR Reykjavik on Tuesday with five team mates - confirmed that he was out of the Games.

He said: “Hey everyone, just letting you know that unfortunately I didn’t make the weigh - in. Which means I will not be competing at these games.

“I’m sorry to all my family, friends and supporters, and sorry to all Team Tonga. Thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown me and Team Tonga. To the Celtics and the local Scots, your kindness and generosity will always have a special place in my heart...I make no excuses and take full responsibility.

“With your support, I know I can turn this failure into a success....Lomalito.”

Moala, who won bronze at the Games in 2010, has been inundated with media requests, and is due to appear on the Riverside Show on STV Glasgow this evening.

 

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