Thursday 8 December 2016

Ireland international Alan Judge explains Glasgow Rangers comment after being targeted by Twitter trolls

Published 23/03/2016 | 21:02

Stephen Gleeson, left, and Alan Judge during a press conference for Ireland this week
Stephen Gleeson, left, and Alan Judge during a press conference for Ireland this week

Ireland international Alan Judge has insisted that comments he made about Glasgow Rangers yesterday were taken up the wrong way and apologised if any offence was taken.

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Judge addressed the media in Dublin yesterday and was asked it there was any possibility he would link up with his former Brentford manager Mark Warburton, who is now managing Rangers, again in the future.

"He was the reason I went down to Brentford," said Judge when asked about Warburton.

"I’ve a lot to thank him for and I’d really look forward to working with him in the future if that’s possible."

But when asked if he would link up with his former manager at Rangers, Judge laughed: "No I wouldn’t be going to Rangers, not a chance.

"I had that call in the summer and I went ‘are you kidding me?’ I’d get killed if I went up there!

"Just if he ever moves on, he’s a manager I’d like to work with again.”

Although Judge's comments seemed harmless, he was targeted by trolls on Twitter and labelled a "bigot".

"Ppl taking my article the wrong way it was nothing against rangers.I hav a lot of mates who r Celtic fans it was a joke," Judge tweeted.

"I didn't mean to offend anyone in anyway."

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