Celtic loanee explains Rangers snub, finds reaction amusing

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Celtic-owned Alloa Athletic winger Michael Duffy snubbed Rangers’ guard of honour at Ibrox at the weekend.

Celtic-owned Alloa Athletic winger Michael Duffy has explained to The Derry Journal his snubbing of Rangers’ guard of honour at the weekend.

The Alloa players gave Rangers a guard of honour before the Scottish Championship game between the two sides at Ibrox in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon.

It was to show respect to the Gers for winning the Scottish Championship title this season and gaining automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

Duffy, who is 21 years of age and plays as a winger, did not join his Alloa teammates in showing that respect.

The Northern Ireland Under-21 international, who has been on loan at Alloa from Scottish Premiership giants Celtic since the start of the season, has explained his decision.

The former Derry City winger has also expressed his delight at scoring against Rangers and earning his side a 1-1 draw.

“It was a class feeling,” Duffy told The Derry Journal about his goal for Alloa against Rangers. “I’ve had a tough enough season but I’ve enjoyed it and the last month has been going well for me, especially to score at Ibrox - that’s just made my season.”

“There’s nothing much else to it really,” said the youngster about his snubbing of the Rangers guard of honour. “I play for Celtic so that’s the only real reason I did it.

“I’m sure it will all die down after a while but it’s funny to see everyone go mad about it. It’s just the way it is being a Celtic player.”

Duffy’s act against Rangers will have amused Celtic fans, who will probably now be looking to see the youngster in action for the Bhoys next season.

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