'Second team in Edinburgh': Ex-Hearts star responds after former Tynecastle team-mate pledges allegiance to Hibs

Tony Watt tweeted back to former Hearts team-mate Faycal Rherras

Thursday, 26th December 2019, 11:49 am
Updated Thursday, 26th December 2019, 11:53 am

Former Hearts striker Tony Watt stated that Hibs are the "second team" in Edinburgh after an old Tynecastle team-mate pledged allegiance to the green half of the city ahead of the Boxing Day derby.

Faycal Rherras has played for each of the Edinburgh clubs during his career. Signed by Robbie Neilson, the full-back spent a season at Hearts before moving on in the summer of 2017.

He then returned to Easter Road to sign for Neil Lennon's side in January 2018.

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Though he played only once for Hibs, Rherras holds a greater affinity with the men from Leith.

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On Christmas Day he tweeted: "All the best for @HibernianFC tomorrow."

Watt then responded: "Non mon ami! Pas pour moi. Ils sont le deuxieme equipe à Edinburgh."

Former Hearts striker Tony Watt. Picture: SNS

This translates as: "No my friend! Not for me. They are the second team in Edinburgh."

Watt played alongside Rherras during a six-month loan spell for the striker in Gorgie.