Celtic's Scott Brown in "better people" jibe at Rangers hero Ryan Kent
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Celtic's Scott Brown in "better people" jibe at Rangers hero Ryan Kent

Celtic star Scott Brown has claimed he’s been punched by “better people” in a jibe at Rangers cult hero Ryan Kent.
Brown was speaking about signing a painting of the famous image of Kent throwing a punch at the Celtic captain at the 2-1 Parkhead defeat in March.
And whilst he laughed off the signing of the painting, Brown took the chance to get a wee dig in himself. Even if it might’ve been meant in jest.

“It was true,” Brown told the Herald. “It was Geo (Thomson, an artist) who did it. I’m happy to do it if it’s for a charity or maybe someone who’s in a bad place.
“If someone’s willing to bid for it then I’m willing to help out.
“Yeah, I’m getting punched in the painting but I’ve been punched by better people. I will probably be punched again in the future!”
Brown would go on to say that himself and Ryan Kent were happy to help out in signing the painting which would go up for charity auction.
Scott Brown went to ground like a tonne of bricks when Ryan Kent appeared to strike out an arm in the direction of the Celtic captain.
Later replies aroused suspicions that Kent hadn’t struck the midfielder, but the fact he raised his arm was enough to see him banned for two games following the match.
The match was marred by an Alfredo Morelos red card as he was sent off for another incident with Scott Brown.

Brown was at the centre of plenty of controversy in March’s Old Firm defeat. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Andy Halliday was also sent off after the final whistle for reacting to Scott Brown goading the Rangers fans.
Rangers hero Ryan Kent could yet exact revenge on Brown for his comments next season. Rangers remain interested in resigning the player on-loan next campaign.