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22nd May, 2018 | 8:33am

'No excuse for it' - McCulloch blasts Rangers outcast for disrespecting Ibrox giants

Former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch has blasted Gers striker Michael O’Halloran who was pictured at last weekend’s Scottish Cup final sitting in the Celtic end – and said it is “not good enough” from the former St. Johnstone star.

The Gers’ striker offered an apology through his agent Kenny Moyes on Monday but McCulloch believes there is “no excuse” for the Ibrox striker being spotted at Hampden sitting amongst the Light Blues’ biggest rivals.

McCulloch insisted it was “disrespectful” to his team-mates and fans, claiming the Gers support “won’t forget.”

“You don’t go and stand with the supporters of your biggest rivals and watch them in a cup final,” McCulloch said, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“Is he trying to get out of Rangers? Is he trying to work his ticket? I don’t know.

“It is disrespectful to his team-mates, to the Rangers fans and to the club. There is no excuse for it, it is just not good enough.

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“The Rangers fans won’t forget it and Michael has shown them, and the board and the manager, disrespect by doing that.”

Football Insider verdict:

McCulloch is absolutely correct that it was “disrespectful” and is the latest in a line of incidents involving the striker that has left fans wanting him out of Ibrox. O’Halloran’s  excuse via his agent Kenny Moyes only served to make things worse and it must surely only be a matter of time before the striker leaves the Gers. Who knows what was going through O’Halloran’s head when he decided to attend Hampden – apparently sitting beside a family member – and support the Gers’ biggest rivals. Ahead of Steven Gerrard’s arrival as manager on June 1st, it wouldn’t be a massive surprise to see the Light Blues try to move the striker on immediately and get him off the wage bill. Despite having two years left on his contract, there looks to be absolutely no chance of the attacker playing for the Light Blues again.

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