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Rangers hero Ally McCoist challenges Celtic-daft Shay Given over ‘world record’ wind-up

ALLY MCCOIST has revealed he received a ribbing from his Celtic supporting pals in record breaking time after last week’s Old Firm derby.

The Hoops ran out comfortable 3-0 winners after first half goals from Reo Hatate and Liel Abada. 

Rangers hero McCoist revealed earlier this week that Shay Given and Robbie Keane had been in touch to wind him up with some cheeky messages in the aftermath of the game.

And the former Ibrox manager took to air this morning to lift the lid on just how quickly he received such texts, as he took the opportunity to bite back at Given in his usual jovial fashion.

He told talkSPORT: “The pea hadn’t stopped rolling about in the referee’s whistle, and Shay and Robbie Keane had been on the phone to me, there’s no need for that.

“I don’t bask in my own team’s success anything like that. I knew I would get a bit from the lads, but not that quickly, that was a world record.

“But I said before, your team were excellent, particularly in the first-half.

“Another one worth a mention is that wee (Trevor) Sinclair.

“He was bumping his gums as well, he was another one that gave me a message.”

Given said he travelled to Celtic Park as a fan to watch Ange Postecoglou’s side leapfrog their rivals into the top spot of the Premiership.

He said: “I really enjoyed it, I’ve not been to an Old Firm and up to Glasgow for a while, to be honest.

“I wasn’t working – wasn’t doing media or anything. I got the train up, met some friends before, during and after.

“I had the experience of a fan again, you could just relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

“Parkhead was absolutely bouncing, as you could see. 

“It was a big turn in the league table as well. You’ll probably be texting me when the Ibrox game comes round in a few weeks – depending on the result of course.”

He also admitted he was left in stiches by a Celtic fan ahead of the derby showdown with Rangers.

He added: “There was a big Celtic fan next to me when the two teams came out at the start of the game.

“He was shouting ‘you can smell the fear in them, you can smell the fear in them’ in a proper Glaswegian accent. He was talking about the Rangers players. Look, look you can smell the fear in them!

“It was just funny. He could smell from like up in the top tier in the Celtic end but he could smell it.”

McCoist joked: “To be fair that was probably me in my commentary position.”

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