Former Rangers man Andy Halliday has heard Shane Duffy doesn't like him; addresses facing Celtic in upcoming final

By John McGinley

November 3, 2020

Andy Halliday’s Open Goal co-hosts have been winding him up about going up against Celtic defender Shane Duffy in the upcoming Scottish Cup Final, on the latest edition of the hit YouTube show.

Both Hearts, who the ex-Rangers man now plays for, and the Bhoys have made it through to the national final after weekend wins over Hibernian and Aberdeen.

It has now set up a potential grudge encounter between Duffy and Halliday, with the latter having heard through the grapevine that the Republic of Ireland international doesn’t like him.

In a funny exchange, Kevin Kyle suggested he’d fancy Halliday in a fight between the two, with the Hearts man replying: “It needs to be a catchweight, I’ll tell you that for nothing, he’s a big boy.

“Maybe if he allows me to get the first dig in, we’ll take it from there, but I think the odds are stacked against me.

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“I know boys that are pally with him that speak really highly of him, but I think he’s an absolute f*nny! I’m only joking, only joking! I don’t know him obviously.

“We had a laugh and a joke [on a previous show] about how I was told he doesn’t like me before he came, but we’ll soon see how he goes. I’m looking forward to the game; it’s just a shame there’s going to be no fans there.”

Halliday comes across well on the Open Goal show, though we all know he is no fan of Celtic and is easily wound up on the big occasions.

Remember the spat with Scott Brown and Scott Bain after a tense derby at Celtic Park?

Andy Halliday has been wound up by Celtic before / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

If similar happens with Duffy, I know who I am backing to come out on top!

The thought of winning a quadruple treble with the likes of Halliday and Steven Naismith watching on is a great one and hopefully we can put together a performance that shows up the Scottish Championship side on our way to victory.

In other news, Joe Lewis has admitted the recent Aberdeen defeat to Celtic was hard to take.