Former Rangers star Andy Halliday has insisted he has no split loyalites ahead of next week’s Scottish Cup final between Rangers and Hearts – but his comments on his time at Ibrox don’t do him any favours at all.
The boyhood fan has never hidden his loyalties as a Bluenose in the past but now claims the Scottish Cup final is his first chance to win a ‘meaningful’ trophy in his career.
While the Light Blues are massive favourites going into the game, Halliday seems to have had a bit of a nghtmare with his comments.
“Anyone who knows me properly will understand that idea’s a load of nonsense,” he told the Sunday Mail.
“Professional footballers play for the love of the game and because they are competitive by nature.
“There’s no doubt what I’ll be trying to achieve on May 21 and I know Hearts have a team who are more than capable of beating Rangers.
“My motivation is that I have never won what I would call a meaningful trophy in my career – and I’m now 30 years old.”
Ibrox trophy win far from meaningless to Rangers fans who endured ‘The Journey’
While Halliday never got his hands on the Premiership title or either domestic cup at Ibrox, for any boyhood Rangers fan to claim the only trophy he won as a Rangers player is ‘meaningless’ seems bizarre.
Yes, there are no doubts the Scottish Cup is more important than the Scottish Championship but being hailed as a champion by the Ibrox support is surely every Gers fans’ dream growing up.
Having paid for a season ticket and sitting through every minute of every game that season, it’s reassuring to know that its viewed as ‘meaningless’ now despite Halliday’s wild celebrations when the Light Blues won the Championship.
Maybe he meant something else but calling any trophy won as a Ger meaningless just doesn’t hold water – even if he’s just trying to curry favour with the Hearts fans.