Weiss kisses Manchester City and Rangers’ badge


Vladimir Weiss joined Manchester City as a 16-year-old from his local club, Inter Bratislava. He made just five appearances for the first team in his six years at the club, but managed to score against Arsenal in the League Cup and celebrated by kissing the badge.

Weiss spent the 2010-2011 season on loan at Rangers but broke a bone in his foot a month before the end of the season, effectively ending his loan perioid with the club. He sat with the Rangers fans during their 0-0 draw with Celtic and kissed their badge.

“The fans were brilliant towards me and showed that at half-time at the Old Firm match,” he said. “They were clapping their hands and singing my name — I just sat there crying. I know it sounds silly but that’s the truth. It was so emotional for me and it’s something I’ll never forget for the rest of my life. It was just so special and although it made me cry I really enjoyed it. I went to the game with friends and we were in the corner of the stadium right beside the Celtic supporters. It was brilliant — singing ‘Glasgow Rangers, champions’. I was also kissing the Rangers badge while pointing at the Celtic fans. I think our fans loved it but I did too.”

Weiss now plays for Italian side Pescara.

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