RYAN CHRISTIE admits he had to get as far away as possible from the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden in May.
The Highlander was on loan at Aberdeen at the end of the season, but was ineligible to play against parent club Celtic.
Tom Rogic won the trophy for the Hoops with a stoppage time winner – while his fellow-midfielder Christie was in the States.
He revealed: “I was actually on holiday in Florida. I thought I’d get as far away as I could from it!
“I just watched it in in my hotel on my own. It was frustrating for Aberdeen, but a good game the important thing was the Dons gave a good account of themselves over the 90 minutes.
“The other side was that for Celtic to win the treble was pretty incredible, as well.”
Christie admitted that he believed Derek McInnes was destined to depart Pittodrie when he was given the green light to speak to Sunderland.
He said: “Once it came out that he’d turned down the offer, he gave me a call to explain that he was staying and that he’d like to have me on board again.
“It’s credit to him for staying. We’ve got into a routine where any offer from down south everybody seems to jump at it.
“It’s nice to see a change in the way Scottish football is going. Hopefully, it’s for the better.
“After the manager made his decision, I made mine.”
Christie will spend the entire season with McInnes’ outfit as part of the £1.3million deal that took Jonny Hayes to Celtic.
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