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Rangers need to start treating “embarrassing” rival with contempt

As the dust settles on that Aberdeen draw, much of the fallout has been focused on the Rangers-baiting antics of now-Dons skipper Scott Brown.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s sensible post-match interview now looks to be resonating a little louder with Rangers getting out of a tough night in Pittodrie with a point.

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Gio knows as well as anyone else that you cannot win them all in Scotland.

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But where so much of this Rangers side came short – save for some embarrassing refereeing – is in allowing chief wind-up merchant Brown the opportunity to get under their skin.

The club, the support and the Rangers players need to stop biting to the midfielder’s baited hook and start treating Scott Brown with the contempt and ridicule he deserves.

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The fact Brown’s best appearances in an Aberdeen shirt have come against Rangers speaks volumes regarding the impact the Ibrox club have had on the midfielder’s psyche.

But there are few players who would be so celebrated – a by-product of an anti-Rangers sentiment in Scotland – for diving, cheating and warbling their way through a 90 minutes.

If Alfredo Morelos behaved like Scott Brown did in Pittodrie, not only would he have seen red before the end of the game, but we’d have scrawls of dodgy newspaper columns only a few lines away from demanding the striker was deported.

Ally McCoist – who worked with Scott Brown during his time with Scotland – was quite right to brand the midfielder “embarrassing” and it’s quite something to see his career reduced to this desperate Rangers-baiting psychosis.

It’s true that Kevin Clancy was bullied, manipulated and led by Scott Brown throughout the match; any neutral observer without an anti-Rangers inclination would surely come to this conclusion.

But for Rangers fans angry at Brown’s antics they seriously need to get some level of perspective.

Here’s a washed-up has-been or potentially never-was still trying to lord it over Rangers like we’re the basket case of post-2012.

The truth is Scott Brown came up short when it mattered most for Celtic and it clearly still rankles with him that much that he reduces himself to infantile play-acting every time he plays Rangers.

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The Rangers team should never in a million years let someone so insignificant get the better of them on the pitch and Rangers fans really need to stop doing the same off it.

As Rangers look to strengthen in the transfer market, the news that a high-profile target could be available for £4m will pique the interest of supporters.

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