Brentford winger Alan Judge stated earlier today that he would not be interested in joining Rangers, even though he rates Mark Warburton as a manager.
Brentford winger Alan Judge has apologised for the comments that he made about Rangers.
Judge told the Scottish Sun that he would love to play for Mark Warburton again, but he would not be interested in a move to Rangers earlier today.
"I wouldn't be going to Rangers, not a chance,” the 27-year-old said.
"I had that call in the summer and I went 'Are you kidding me? I'd get killed if I went up there!'.
"Was I asked? Yeah, of course he did, but no, not a chance.
"I'm not surprised at all that he's doing well at Rangers. He's a great manager and he was the reason I went down to Brentford.
"I've a lot to thank him for and I'd really look forward to working with him in the future if that's possible.
"It's a possibility only if he ever moves on. He's a guy I'd like to work with again.”
Judge’s comments caused some outrage amongst Rangers fans, who felt that he was being disrespectful.
However, the skilful winger has apologised for his comments on social media site Twitter - insisting that he did not mean to cause any offence.
Ppl taking my article the wrong way it was nothing against rangers.I hav a lot of mates who r Celtic fans it was a joke.— alan judge (@10judgey) March 23, 2016
I didn't mean to offend anyone in anyway— alan judge (@10judgey) March 23, 2016
Most Rangers fans appear to have accepted Judge’s apology, with the response to his tweets generally being friendly.
@10judgey none taken,I know what you mean, if I was a player I could never play for celtic— adam (@69adamski) March 23, 2016
@10judgey as if we actualy needed you at Ibrox, we are doing OK. No offence meant but I am sure Rangers would be looking for younger guys— Alan (@alannjennybobby) March 23, 2016
@10judgey You walk on water judgey— steve (@Storeman2009) March 23, 2016
ppl take offence to easily
@10judgey you know you cant have an opinion or make a joke without the— John Smalley (@Johnnysmalls78) March 23, 2016
auto-upset brigade taking offence to it Judgey!
Judge’s future at Brentford remains up in the air, as he has enjoyed a great season at Championship level.
The wide man has been the Bees’ most threatening attacking player, and his performances have caught the eye.
Judge is currently with the Republic of Ireland squad, ahead of their friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia.