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Rangers' Andy Halliday Went Nuts After Being Substituted Against Celtic

Rangers' Andy Halliday Went Nuts After Being Substituted Against Celtic

Celtic eased into the Scottish Cup final with a facile win against Rangers at Hampden Park on Sunday afternoon. 4-0 was the score at the final whistle.

Late in the first half, Rangers manager Graeme Murty called ashore Andy Halliday shortly after Callum McGregor had put Celtic 2-0 ahead. Halliday, who had started the game in midfield, was replaced by Josh Windass. Rangers were being dominated in midfield by Celtic at the time.

The 26-year-old did not react well to being substituted. As he made his up the steps, Halliday had to be calmed down by teammate Bruno Alves.

According to the Daily Record, Halliday was reacting to a Rangers supporter who had shouted at him as he was making his way to the bench. The supporter was escorted away by stewards but that was after Halliday is said to have called him a "fucking bawbag".

However, on Sky Sports after the game, Graeme Murty was asked about Halliday's reaction with the interviewer suggesting that it had been directed at the bench.

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"He was frustrated," said Murty. "I had to react to what was happening on the pitch. I'll speak to him during the week."

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