Ex-Rangers man Alejandro Bedoya remembers Celtic fans

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Ex-Rangers ace Alejandro Bedoya reveals that Celtic fans welcomed him to Glasgow in a unique way.

Quoted by the Daily Record, former Rangers winger Alejandro Bedoya has reflected on his experiences with Celtic fans during his time brief time in Glasgow.

Rangers' rivalry with the Bhoys is famous for its animosity and hostility - both on and off the field, as the 29-year-old American discovered during his season-long spell at Ibrox for the 2011-12 campaign.

The United States international recalls an experience of Celtic fans thrashing the exterior of his car, with toilet paper and eggs.

Such incidents might be par for the course when you sign for Rangers, and vice versa, and Bedoya has revealed that he learned to take it with a pinch of salt.

"One day my neighbor came over to my place and said, 'Your car’s messed up'," the ex-Rangers man said, quoted by the Daily Record.

"I walked outside and got my own tiny sense of the Old Firm rivalry. My car had been egged and toilet-papered by Celtic fans.

"Apparently, that happens a lot. Luckily, the locker room at Ibrox is all about the banter, so you learn not to take things too seriously."

Bedoya, now at Ligue 1 outfit Nantes, left the Gers in 2012 after Rangers entered administration, but he will be pleased with the way in which his former side have bounced back.

Four years after dropping down into the fourth tier of Scottish football, Rangers, under Mark Warburton, will be back in the Scottish Premiership next term after their promotion-winning season in the Scottish Championship.

If that wasn't enough, the Gers also have a Scottish Cup final with Hibernian on the horizon, having eliminated Celtic in the semi-finals on penalties.

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