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Pope T-shirt causes controversy at Old Firm April 28, 2008

Posted by Daniel Martin in General.
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Gordon Strachan backs Artur Boruc over Old Firm pope t-shirt

Artur Boruc and his pope t-shirt

GORDON STRACHAN last night laughed off criticism of Artur Boruc after the Pole left the field wearing a T-shirt with an image of Pope John Paul II on it.

Boruc, the ‘Holy Goalie’ in the eyes of the Celtic fans, has a history of problems in Old Firm matches ranging from blessing himself to running across Ibrox with a league championship flag.

This time there were no theatrics, the keeper simply took off his Celtic jersey and calmly walked around the pitch with his image of the Pontiff and an inscription reading ‘God bless The Pope’, while drawing applause from the fans who were celebrating the 3-2 win over Rangers.

Asked about his player’s actions, the manager said: “He’s not a bad lad, to be fair (the Pope).

“If it was ‘God bless Myra Hindley’, I might have a problem.” It’s highly unlikely the SPL will react to the incident since it would be hard to prove the nature of any alleged offence.

The gesture was performed well away from the Rangers supporters and only television viewers with the benefit of a close up could have clearly seen the image on the T-shirt.

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1. dean - April 16, 2009

boruc u r mental


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