AN American mayor has proven a hit with Celtic fans after wearing a Hoops strip to court. 

Dan Devine, leader of US city West Allis, donned an away top after being told to wear green for St Patrick's Day. 

His wardrobe choice won him widespread acclaim this side of the Atlantic after he tweeted a shot of him in a courthouse to the Parkhead club.

Thousands favourited the tweet, with many retweeting it as they celebrated the Irish national holiday.

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However this year has seen calls for an end to St Patrick's Day, with an online campaign condemning it as fascist and celebrating white power.