Tuesday, October 7, 2008



BIGOTED yobs who trashed the cars of Rangers ace Allan McGregor and his fiancĂ©e were branded “moronic idiots” by the star’s pals last night — after they MISSPELLED their taunts.

The vandals tried to scratch ‘Holy Goalie’, nickname of McGregor’s Celtic rival Artur Boruc, into the bonnet of the keeper’s Bentley — but ended up with “HOLLY GOALY”.

The illiterate neds attacked two cars parked outside the home McGregor shares with wife-to-be Leah Shevlin in Glasgow’s posh West End.

They keyed ‘IRA’ into the paintwork on Leah’s deluxe Range Rover Sport — bought for her by McGregor under two months ago.

And they covered McGregor’s 200mph Bentley with MORE illegible ramblings — causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to both cars.

But last night a pal of the Rangers ace said: “The people responsible are morons. It’s a sad sign of the times that playing for the Old Firm means that your property is at risk like this.

“But the fact these idiots couldn’t even spell the word ‘Holy’ says it all really.”

It is the THIRD time vandals have targeted keeper McGregor’s super-car, which he only bought in February this year.

Last night cops and Rangers bosses were probing the latest incident. Ibrox security supremo Kenny Scott said: “It’s an act of vandalism and we reported the matter to the police.”

Forensic teams studied the damage on the two cars and dusted for fingerprints. And uniformed officers were carrying out door to door enquires in the leafy Kelvingrove neighbourhood in a bid to catch the vandals. Cops also quizzed the playboy Gers keeper at his apartment.

The cars were hit after McGregor appeared in his side’s shock 1-0 defeat away to St Mirren on Sunday. The attack came just hours after it was reported McGregor and Leah were at war with their neighbours over her wild partying and an alleged unpaid £3,000 garden bill.

It follows another attack on the keeper’s Bentley in March — when yobs poured BRAKE FLUID on it and wrecked the paintwork. The louts also spray-painted DUFC — short for Dundee United Football Club — across the bonnet.

It is thought the car was hit DURING the CIS Cup Final at Hampden while McGregor was inside the national stadium helping his side to a penalty shoot-out victory over the Tangerines.

Then last month the motor was attacked again, with flour bombs, as McGregor made his way to a game at Ibrox.

McGregor bought the 4x4 for Leah in August. Last night a spokeswoman for anti-sectarian organisation Nil by Mouth said the group could not comment because of the ongoing police investigation.

A Strathclyde Police spokesman confirmed: “We have received a report of vandalism to both cars and enquiries are continuing.”

McGregor is not the only Old Firm star to have been targeted in recent times. Gers’ Spanish ace Nacho Novo, 29, had to call in extra protection last month after yobs put his home address on a Celtic fans’ website. A wild west ‘Wanted’ poster was also circulated on the net.

In 2004, Novo’s BMW convertible had its tyres slashed.

Earlier that year, ex-Ibrox ace Mikel Arteta’s £85,000 Porsche was badly damaged when three neds launched a Basil Fawlty-style attack with a tree sapling.

In February 2002, Gers striker Tore Andre Flo’s BMW was attacked and scratched with the words “Celtic FC Number One” the day after an Old Firm game. In 2003 cars belonging to Rangers stars, first team coach Jan Wouters and doctor Gert Jan Goudeswaard were pelted with ROCKS in Cambuslang, Glasgow.

In February this year, serial thief James Hughes was jailed for four years and four months after going on an Old-Firm themed rampage, netting goods worth £75,000.

In March Hoops boss Gordon Strachan’s luxury home in Bothwell, Lanarkshire was burgled — while he and his wife slept.

McGregor was unavailable for comment last night.
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