By Emma Sanders
Rangers manager, Mark Warburton has admitted he couldn’t go out of the house following the last Old Firm defeat against Celtic.
The Scottish giants went head-to-head in September but Warburton’s side were humiliated as Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic ran out as 5-1 victors.
The Old Firm rivalry is one of the biggest in the world and the Rangers boss felt he could not leave the house due to embarrassment and a feeling he owed it to the fans to stay out of sight following their last defeat against Celtic.
“I didn’t go out the door because it wasn’t right. I just watched the game and again and you have to learn,” Warburton told the Scottish Daily Record.
“You have to understand the emotion of the city. I can’t talk about a different level of passion in Glasgow then not recognise or appreciate it.
“Imagine me being seen going out that night? I could’ve had a quiet glass of wine but it wouldn’t have been right.
“If you lose an Old Firm game 5-1 you’d better recognise what you have to do because you don’t want to feel that way again.
“If you have a poor performance with the ramifications to that level you remember it for a long, long time. I certainly don’t want that feeling again.”
Rangers face another challenging encounter against Celtic on Sunday in the Betfred Cup semi-final at Hampden.
Warburton is hoping to avoid a similar fate as Rangers look to book themselves a place in another major final.
Moussa Dembele scored a hat-trick for Celtic in the last encounter while Rangers centre-back Philippe Senderos was sent off.
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