Ex-Ger set for positive outcome after controversy works for him - report
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Ex-Rangers star poised for shock American move after Celtic controversy

Former Rangers winger Fraser Aird could be offered an immediate reprieve for his Old Firm antics with American side the San Diego Loyal.

Aird was sacked by previous side Cove Rangers – admittedly with his contract about to expire – after being filmed gesturing towards Celtic fans in the Rangers end at Parkhead.

According to the Daily Record, Aird could be about to sign up with the aptly named American outfit who recently announced Landon Donovan as their new boss.

Rangers fan and former Rangers player Fraser Aird could be set for a move to American side and USL club San Diego Loyal. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)


The 24-year-old made over 80 appearances for Rangers across four playing seasons with his boyhood club.

Despite Rangers fans seeing the funny side of the incident, Aird eventually apologised for his actions after the match.

“I would like to apologise for my actions yesterday at the Old Firm”, said Aird.

“I got caught up in supporting my boyhood club and did something thoughtless.

“I know that as a professional footballer, I have a responsibility to carry myself in an appropriate manner. Yesterday I didn’t do that.

“I hope everyone will forgive me for it. Happy New Years everybody.”

Aird has also played for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Falkirk, Dunfermline, Dundee United and Queen of the South as well as Cove Rangers.

San Diego Loyal are now managed by legendary US striker Landon Donovan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A Canadian international with eight caps, being closer to the CONCACAF nation in San Diego may well represent a more preferable option than playing Scottish League Two football under ex-Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley in Aberdeen.

Well, apart from the more obvious reasons.

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