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Why Steven MacLean Probably Wasn’t Aiming ‘GIRUY’ Celebration at Hearts Fans

Why Steven MacLean Probably Wasn’t Aiming ‘GIRUY’ Celebration at Hearts Fans

Steven MacLean received some criticism from Andy Walker for how he celebrated his goal against Rangers earlier.

The striker climbed off the bench to grab a consolation goal for Hearts in their 3-1 defeat to Rangers at Tynecastle.

And after heading home late on, he appeared to dish out a few ‘GIRUY’ gestures to the home support as he wheeled away back to his own half.

At the time, Sky Sports pundit Walker thought it was a bizarre celebration from MacLean and mentioned that it looked like a message to the Hearts fans.

But a dig around online shows MacLean has previous for this – and it’s not what you think.

At St Johnstone, MacLean sometimes celebrated in the same way and explained that after being criticised on TV one time.

Per dailyrecord.co.uk, MacLean said: “My dad’s my biggest critic and I’ve singled him out in the past when I have scored, especially after a bit of a drought.

“He sits right in line with where I was looking.

“I was running back after the goal and subconsciously I’ve looked him out again. You’re not thinking straight after scoring — but even my old man thinks it was funny.

“After the game dad said ‘I see you gave me the usual celebration’.

“I told him that’s what he could expect when he spends an hour-and-a-half winding me up in the car.”

To confirm, MacLean might have been aiming it at his dad – but he also might have been aiming it at the Hearts fans who booed the team and manager at half-time of today’s game.

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