28 Dec 10 bizarre moments from Scottish football in 2017
Scottish football is never short of weird and wonderful stories and 2017 did not disappoint.
Here, Press Association Sport looks back at 10 bizarre moments during the year.
Adam Rooney and Captain Kirk trade boasts over the size of their ‘bawbells’
The unlikely exchange between the Aberdeen striker and Star Trek actor William Shatner came about after both backed testicular cancer charity Cahonas Scotland’s Christmas campaign. Shatner kicked off the light-hearted spat before both posted photos of each other wearing tight legwear.
Pedro Caixinha remonstrates in a bush
The appointment of the Portuguese coach as Rangers manager was arguably among the bizarre moments itself and the image that encapsulated his unstable reign was one of Caixinha standing in shrubbery pointing his finger at fans who showed their anger after a Europa League defeat by Luxembourg part-timers Progres Niederkorn.
Mark McGhee objects to being filmed
The former Aberdeen boss did not know where to go after being sent to the stand while back at Pittodrie with his Motherwell team and a home fan filmed his angry reaction while calling him a “clown”. McGhee had been sacked by the time he was hit with a five-match touchline ban.
Rod Stewart performs the Scottish Cup draw
The celebrity Celtic fan brought some rock showmanship to the fourth-round draw after his team beat Albion Rovers at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium, with an exaggerated display and a cry of delight when he handed the Hoops a home draw.
Graeme Murty goes head over heels for Rangers
The Rangers manager was in his first spell as caretaker this year when things got a bit much for him during the first of two defeats at Dens Park. As he willed a chance to go in, he found himself doing an impromptu headstand on the touchline.
Cammy Bell put up for sale on Twitter
Clubs usually find subtle ways of moving players on but Dundee United were right up front when they announced on social media that they were “open to offers” for the goalkeeper. He left for Kilmarnock days later.
Cowdenbeath player goes head first into a tackle
Jordan Garden conceded a penalty at Berwick when he tackled Michael McKenna with his head on the ground and the Rangers player dispatched a winning spot-kick.
Inverness ‘like’ porn
The Championship club launched an investigation after their official Twitter account ‘liked’ an explicit video from a porn site. The offending item was removed but not before screenshots were widely shared.
Gary Mackay-Steven is pulled from a river
The Aberdeen winger was rescued after 90 minutes in Glasgow’s River Kelvin when an early-morning drunken escapade went wrong after he over-indulged following his side’s 4-3 victory over Partick Thistle.
Linesman is sick as a parrot
Kilmarnock’s game with Dundee in May was briefly held up when assistant referee Andrew McWilliam threw up while Jordan Jones prepared to take a corner beside him. Referee Craig Thomson jokingly flashed a red card at his colleague, but McWilliam was able to continue.