Artur Boruc wouldn't have survived social media age at Celtic, comments about Rangers prove it
One-time Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc has been in the news, because of some intriguing comments he made in an interview.
The former Polish international, who is currently the number two goalkeeper at Premier League club Bournemouth, was interview by Mundial magazine, where claimed that he enjoyed winding-up Rangers fans, by doing things that would make them ‘insane’.
“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,” the former Hoops stalwart told the magazine.
In a way, the 38-year-old is fortunate that his time at Celtic Park ended when he joined Fiorentina in 2010. The advent of social media was only just beginning then, and it wasn’t the monolith it has turned into in the last couple of years.
This prevented Boruc from being involved in any ‘scandals’ that his wind-ups may have provoked, as no doubt people would have went running to their Facebook and Twitter accounts to report on whatever outrage he had committed this time.
He was much better off spending the rest of career at clubs like Bournemouth and Southampton, which lack the unique intensity that the Old Firm has.
Boruc was undeniably a great goalkeeper for the Hoops, and yes, he did cause trouble on occasion, such as the time he had a dressing room fist-fight with Aiden McGeady.
But would his type of character survive in the social media age? It’s highly unlikely.
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