Ally McCoist outraged at Rangers-Celtic question as Laura Woods poses David Beckham suggestion
Ally McCoist issued a stern response when asked on Tuesday (14 December) if he would accept his sons supporting Celtic over Rangers.
‘Super Ally’ scored over 350 goals for the Gers during 15 seasons at Ibrox, winning 10 league titles among numerous cups.
However, that didn’t stop a question over where his son’s loyalties lie.
Speaking on talkSPORT (14 December), host Laura Woods asked: “Ally, who do your boys support?”
McCoist replied: “Are you kidding me?”Are you having a laugh?”
Woods: “No, because David Beckham’s son Romeo is an Arsenal fan.”
McCoist: “I’m not caring about Beckham and his son to be fair, my sons would not be allowed back in the house if they did not support the world-famous Glasgow Rangers.”
Darren Bent then cut in and said: “What about Celtic, if they said they would support them?”
McCoist: “Seriously? That would cause carnage up here!”
Whether it was Woods and Bent trying to wind McCoist up, there was no chance that the Ibrox hero was going to say his sons had pledged allegiance to Rangers’ bitter rivals.
McCoist is an ardent Gers supporter himself, playing and managing the club before moving into punditry and commentating on them.
In fairness, though, he has been able to maintain a fairly neutral tone when talking about Celtic. Well, as neutral as possible for a huge Rangers fan.
While championing the Gers, McCoist has also given due credit to Celtic when he’s deemed it necessary and tried to offer a balanced debate – something that can’t be levelled at others in the media circle.
But allowing his sons to associate themselves with the Hoops? There was never any danger of that.
McCoist is held in high esteem by Rangers supporters of all generations, and there’s no chance of that changing any time soon.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton took a big swipe at the Gers on Twitter amid major UEFA controversy on Monday.