Former Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc has shockingly claimed that he enjoyed his relationship with Rangers fans, despite cutting himself into a very controversial figure in Old Firm derbies.
Boruc, 37, was cautioned by police for blessing himself in front of Gers supporters in an all-Glasgow meeting at Ibrox in 2006, doing very little to impress those on the blue half of the city.
The ex-Poland international left Celtic in 2010 after five years to craft a career south of the border with Southampton and then Bournemouth, where he plays now.
Speaking to Mundial Magazine, Boruc has now admitted that he knew little about the religious aspect to the huge rivalry between Rangers and Celtic, but he knew that he could do things to make the Light Blues faithful go berserk.
“The police cautioned me for blessing myself in front of the Rangers fans,” he said.
“I didn’t realise before I came to Celtic that there was a religious aspect to the rivalry, I didn’t expect it. It was just a routine that I had which I did before every half, which turned out to be a very annoying thing for the Rangers fans.
“But I did enjoy the relationship I had with the Rangers fans, to be honest, it kind of makes you feel alive, makes you feel like the things you’re doing makes them go insane. I did enjoy that.”
Boruc made 191 appearances in all competitions during his five-year long stint at Celtic Park where he became known for his brilliant shot-stopping and his, at times, arrogant performances.
He won three Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish League Cups and one Scottish Cup.
The 37-year-old has now found himself down the pecking order at Bournemouth behind Asmir Begovic.
He has made just six appearances in all competitions for the south coast club this season, not playing once in the Premier League.
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