That is a great point.He makes reference in this clip that he was asked if he and his wife got married in a chapel and he replies , no we got married in a registry office. He then goes on to say that he should have told them to %^*& off and that he let his wife down there because she was a devout catholic.
surely he let his ‘devout ‘ catholic wife down by not getting married in a chapel , Rather than letting her down by not telling a rangers director to fuk off. what ‘ devout ‘ religious person would agree not to have a religious wedding anyway. So I doubt she is. In those times , many mixed marriages were in registry offices because each refused to get married in each other’s church so a registry office was a compromise. So if this was the case with Fergie , then it makes him a hypocrite with his comments.
I think the man talks a lot of crap.
However, I cannot see that where he married his wife was going to affect his transfer to Rangers.
Rangers paid a record fee for a Scottish player to bring him to Ibrox, they knew that his wife was a Catholic and it obviously never bothered the club, even if it bothered one or two of the more religiously minded sorts inside Ibrox.
The context of the question would be interesting.
Further why so coy about naming the Director involved, he wasn't shy of laying into Willie Allison?
It should be remembered, that Rangers put Ferguson in the first team as first-choice centre forward and picked him until they signed Colin Stein, so there was nothing to suggest any underlying issues with him being selected.
Ferguson's goal return was excellent, but Stein was simply a more effective footballer all round, although I insist that they complemented each other in the same team.
Sometimes you have to wonder if Ferguson enjoyed playing to the gallery regarding the sectarian issue and let us be honest, if you want to curry favour with elements in the Scottish press this is one way of getting their favourable attention.
Then as the years have passed what was a fairly minor and considerably insignificant issues have grown welcome legs because there are individuals in the Scottish press that might not like your Protestantism, but the moment you lift your skirt to them and show you are prepared to diss The Rangers they will fawn over you like lovesick teenagers.
But I agree, if his wife's devout religion meant so much to him, he should have agreed to marry her in her own church.
I would be amazed if there wasn't some pressure emanating from her family for this to happen, indeed the family priest would have spent a lot of time influencing this as best he could.
Something about the story just doesn't sit right.