Ann Budge ‘felt sorry’ for Hibs fans after 5-1

Ann Budge has admitted she felt sorry for Hibs fans after their 5-1 defeat at the hands of Hearts. Pic: Ian Georgeson
Ann Budge has admitted she felt sorry for Hibs fans after their 5-1 defeat at the hands of Hearts. Pic: Ian Georgeson
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Hearts tycoon Ann Budge has revealed she felt “a bit of sympathy” for rival Hibs fans after the Easter Road side were beaten 5-1 in the Scottish Cup final.

The 66-year-old rescued the Gorgie club from administration earlier this year.

She said: “As a Hearts fan it was amazing but after the fifth one I thought, ‘Gosh, all these Hibs supporters, how awful they are going to feel going back to Edinburgh.’

“While it was great that we won it, I was aware there were young guys out there who would have to live with that score. I did have a bit of sympathy.
“My daughter still criticises me to this day for thinking that way.”