Former Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson aims a sly dig at Celtic supporters
By Amir Mir
Barry Fergurson has claimed that Rangers players receive a more “hostile reception” at Aberdeen then they do at Celtic.
The Gers will travel to Pittodrie on Saturday afternoon for a crucial Scottish Premiership clash which could all but end Pedro Caixinha’s chances of claiming second spot.
However, ahead of that match, former midfielder Ferguson seemingly aimed a sly dig at the Celtic supporters when talking about Rangers.
The 39-year-old urged his former club to be prepared for the weekend match where he feels they are more “hated” than they would be at Parkhead.
Here was Ferguson making the controversial comments:
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“Trust me when I say, as a Rangers player there is only one place in all of Scotland where you are guaranteed a more hostile reception,” Ferguson told the Daily Record.
“And to tell you the truth, sometimes it felt as if they hated the sight of you even more at Pittodrie than they did at Parkhead.”
Many supporters, from both Rangers and Celtic, would argue that they hate each other the most when it comes to football rivalry.
Therefore, Ferguson, who played in the Old Firm derby on a number of occasions, will cause a bit of a stir with his comments.
In March, Rangers snatched a late equaliser against their Glasgow neighbours and the celebrations that followed was a clear indication as to what the rivalry means to the fans.
Nonetheless, the duo are set to meet for a fifth time this season when Brendan Rodgers side will be hoping to knock their rivals out of the Scottish Cup semi-final on April 23.
Over the course of the season, the Bhoys have recorded three wins over the Gers, including thumping them 5-1 at Parkhead in September.