Former Ranger disputes ex-Celtic winger's Penny Arcade claims
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Former Rangers star corrects false song claim by Celtic rival

Former Rangers midfielder Barry Nicholson has rubbished Ross Wallace’s claim that ex-Gers Joey Barton and Clint Hill played Ibrox anthem Penny Arcade – insisting it was Simply The Best and taking responsibility himself.

The former Celtic winger told how Barton and co tried to get a reaction from the former Celtic players in the dressing-room, admitting that Tina Turner’s classic was played to the entire stadium!

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Former Aberdeen and Dunfermline star Nicholson “happily” took the blame and told how Wallace is getting “some amount of stick.”

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“He is getting some amount of stick for that podcast! I’m good mates with Ross but Penny Arcade was not played in the dressing room. That’s not true,” Nicholson said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“It was played over the tannoy to the whole stadium!

“It came after an Old Firm game that Rangers won last year. When the boys were warming up I just asked the people in charge of the tannoy to get that and Simply The Best on. That’s the true story!

“I’ll happily take the blame for it.”

Nicholson has quite a few ex-Gers around him at Fleetwood Town with Jordan Rossiter and Barrie McKay joining Hill and Barton in the north-west.

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The former midfielder is just making his first step in coaching and seems to have built up a good working relationship with Barton as the controversial former England international cuts his teeth in the dugout.

Hopefully, Barton and Nicholson continue to noise up any players at the club with links to Celtic and have a bit of fun after their time at Ibrox.


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