Lee McCulloch admits ‘crying like a baby’ after becoming Rangers captain

Lee McCulloch was Rangers captain between 2012 and 2015. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Lee McCulloch was Rangers captain between 2012 and 2015. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
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Lee McCulloch has admitted he was crying like a “big baby” after becoming overcome with emotion when Ally McCoist asked him to be Rangers captain.

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The former Scottish international was handed the armband in 2012 and kept it until his exit in 2015.

Speaking to Simon Ferry on Open Goal, McCulloch revealed the events which led to him being asked by the Rangers manager if he’d be willing to take on the honour.

He said: “Carlos Bocanegra was the captain and there was rumours he was leaving the club.

“Kenny McDowall came in and told me to see the gaffer. I went into the office and he told me the story of when Walter Smith made him the captain for a game. I’m thinking, ‘where are you going with this?’

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“So he says, ‘what I’m asking you is whether you’d like to be captain of Glasgow Rangers?’

“I was quite emotional but I was trying to keep myself together and keep a brave face. So I accepted it, obviously, gave him a cuddle and went out. As soon as I shut the door it hit me, and I had to run all the way to the toilet.

“I’m sitting in the toilet and I had a couple of tears in my eyes, because I wasn’t expecting it. I was like a big baby crying in the cubicle.

“To say I’ve captained the club through one of the hardest times in its existence, it’s one of the proudest moments of my career.”

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