Artur Boruc has revealed that he was once cautioned by Strathclyde Police for blessing himself at Ibrox.
The Polish keeper always blessed himself facing the goal mouth before each half but suddenly found that becoming an issue at Ibrox.
Rangers (IL) fans reserved special hatred for Boruc, Neil Lennon and Aiden McGeady without any warnings or actions by the authorities about their hatred of Catholics.
Despite the caution Boruc continued to bless himself at every match in Scotland.
Recalling a visit to Ibrox in 2005 he told Mundial Mag:
“Later that season, we went back to Ibrox and won 1–0, after it, the police cautioned me for blessing myself in front of the Rangers fans. I didn’t realise before I came to Celtic that there was a religious aspect to the rivalry, I didn’t expect it. It was just a routine that I had which I did before every half, which turned out to be a very annoying thing for the Rangers fans. But I did enjoy the relationship I had with the Rangers fans, to be honest, it kind of makes you feel alive, makes you feel like the things you’re doing makes them go insane. I did enjoy that.
Boruc was signed initially on loan from Legia Warsaw by Gordon Strachan but that deal was quickly made permanent as he impressed in the Celtic goal.
He went on to win three SPL titles for Celtic with some of his most memorable performances coming in the Champions League.
In successive seasons he helped Celtic into the last 16, saving a penalty from Louis Saha in 2006 to help earn a 1-0 win over Manchester United.
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