Former Celtic star, Ryan Christie has told how we was spared the difficult decision of choosing to support either Celtic or Inverness Caley Thistle in the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday.
Christie has a history with both clubs in the competition. The attacking midfielder created history with the Highland club back in 2015 when he helped guide Caley Thistle to a 2-1 win. It is the first and last major domestic honour the club has to its name.
And, of course, with Celtic, Christie won the competition twice as he helped the Parkhead club to a Double Treble back in 2020.
The Bournemouth midfielder reveals how he was planning to attend the final but has now been spared the difficult decision of choosing between which team to support on the day.
Christie said [Daily Record], “I am looking forward to the final. The good thing is that I am doing the television so that will be good.
“It will be good and I am looking forward to it. I was desperate to go to the game but I was thinking what side do I go to? So this is perfect for me, I am quite happy.
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“It is going to be hard because Celtic are so dominant just now. I am right on the fence with this final.”
After signing a four-year deal with Celtic back in 2015, Christie spent his first two years out on loan. His first spell was with the Scottish Cup victors in Inverness and then he moved on to Aberdeen for an 18-month loan spell in January 2017.
His time at The Dons was well spent as he helped guide Aberdeen to second place in the league in 2017. He also helped them get to meet Brendan Rodgers’ Invincibles in the Scottish Cup Final of the same year. Christie couldn’t take part in the final due to being Celtic’s player.
He returned to Celtic in 2018 and, under Neil Lennon, he won two domestic trebles. Christie now plays his football at Bournemouth where he helped The Cherries secure the EPL status this season.