YESTERDAY marked the end of Andy Halliday’s spell at Ibrox. The midfielder was released following the expiry of his contract ending his torment at the hands of Celtic for the last four years.
Halliday is a fan favourite with the hordes at Ibrox but also the Celtic Park faithful. Whilst he can take a Championship winners medal at the Petrofac Cup winners medal away with him as he seeks pastures new, he won’t be able to shake off the embarrassment of some of the results he endured at the hands of Celtic.
A 5-1 defeat in September 2016, which Halliday was forced to watch from the stands, in his next outings he lost 1-0, 2-1 before a sensational 1-1 draw for Halliday at Celtic Park.
Unfortunately for Halliday, the final match of that season was a 5-1 defeat at Ibrox to Brendan Rodgers’ Invincibles.
Fast-forward a year to the Scottish Cup semi-final and Rangers go 2-0 down thanks to a Callum McGregor strike. Halliday is replaced by Josh Windass and blows his lid at the Rangers bench.
One more time. Thanks for the memories……ANDY HALLIDAY, HALLIDAY!!!!! pic.twitter.com/hmnBWBNplh
— CelticLisboa (@CelticLisboaa) May 19, 2020
The whole of the Celtic end erupted in a song celebrating his substitution.
To compound matters for Halliday. A fortnight later, Celtic won 5-0 at Celtic Park to win 7-in-a-row. His torment was complete and his embarrassment would never be forgotten.
Fair well Andy Halliday don't hink I've ever witnessed a hun player getting genuine cheers from Celtic fans in ma life like he got, we even had a wee song an that tells you how fucking genuinely terrible a footballer that guy was.
— 🏴🇻🇦 (@Boyle_67) May 19, 2020
I see Andy Halliday has been released. We can all take the piss about him being shite and not having won a major trophy but he’s lived all our dreams. Imagine being on that park while Celtic r pumping rangers 5-0, 5-1 twice and having ur name sung by the Celtic support.
— cross keys, wishaw (@crosskeyswishaw) May 19, 2020
Andy Halliday played against Celtic 10 times for his beloved Rangers. In those games, his team conceded 27 goals, an average of 2.7 per game, including 2 x 5-1, a 5-0 and a 4-0.
Celtic fans chanted his name because he was the worst ever player to wear that rag against us. 🤡 pic.twitter.com/cMhWOkwsEj
— The Shamrock Magazine☘️ (@TheShamrock1888) May 19, 2020
Thanks for the memories, Andy Halliday 💚 what a fantastic player you were, genuinely going to miss you lad.
— Stand up for Celtic (@StandForCeltic) May 19, 2020
Thanks for the memories, Andy.
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— The Celtic Star Editor – INVINCIBLE (@CelticStarMag) May 19, 2020