It was one of the most controversial, talked about moments of the SPL season.

During the March installment of the Old Firm at Parkhead, the red mist descended for Ryan Kent.

Kent made it 1-1, but James Forrest scored a late winner. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The Gers were trailing 2-1 and in the closing stages, the winger decided he’d had enough of Scott Brown.

He lashed out and dropped the Celtic captain, and was subsequently handed an SFA violent conduct charge [Evening Express].

Celtic went on to win and Gers fan favourite, Kent, missed the next two matches because of the ensuing ban.

Brown and Andy Halliday clashed after the Celtic captain’s excessive celebrations at full time. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Therefore, it’s of considerable surprise that just a few months later, the two stars have teamed up.

Kent and Brown have each signed a Geo Thomson painting of the flashpoint, in aid of charity.

The piece is being auctioned off prior to a memorial match in June for Rangers fan, Gordon Thomson. The proceeds from the fixture, between Rangers Legends and a Shotts Bon Accord select, will go to MacMillan Cancer Support.

 

This is a really commendable gesture from two cult heroes on either side of the city.

The Old Firm is famous for the fierceness of the rivalry, but it’s good to see when outside the heat of battle, players from each club can come together in aid of something good.

Bids for the painting can be made via Twitter, as seen below.

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