Rangers icon lauds 'superb gesture of solidarity' by Celtic skipper towards Ibrox star
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Laudrup hails Celtic skipper's 'class' gesture before Old Firm clash

Rangers icon Brian Laudrup has hailed Celtic captain Scott Brown’s ‘superb gesture of solidarity’ with Ibrox star Glen Kamara ahead of the 1-1 Old Firm draw on Sunday – and hopes others can “follow that lead.”

Brown embraced Kamara ahead of the game as football rallies around the Finn following the sicking racial abuse directed at the Rangers star during last week’s Europa League clash with Slavia Prague.

Laudrup was full of praise for Brown (Photo by Lars Ronbog/FrontzoneSport via Getty Images)

Laudrup insists some things are ‘more important than football’ as he paid tribute to Brown’s ‘class’ actions before the Glasgow giants went head-to-head at Celtic Park.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

“It was fantastic to see him walk into the Rangers half and put his arm around Kamara during the warm-up before Sunday’s match. What a superb gesture of solidarity,” Laudrup said [Daily Mail].

“We talk about rivalries and sometimes use the word ‘hatred’ when we discuss the Old Firm. This issue of racism is something that transcends any footballing rivalry. Of course it does.

“Brown’s actions showed real class. More than that, it showed real humanity. To me, that is the most important thing above anything else and I salute him. What the Celtic captain did will be remembered.

There was also a powerful message sent when all the players and staff stood together. That united front seems so important when you are fighting to try and achieve change.

“I hope the weekend marks the beginning of a process that really makes a difference. Those who play the game are doing their part. It’s now time for others to follow that lead.

“Some things are more important than football. And respect is one of them.”

There was also a powerful message sent when all the players and staff stood together. That united front seems so important when you are fighting to try and achieve change.

“I hope the weekend marks the beginning of a process that really makes a difference. Those who play the game are doing their part. It’s now time for others to follow that lead.

“Some things are more important than football. And respect is one of them.”

 Scott Brown in action during the warm up  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It is just a shame Brown couldn’t maintain it and the facade quickly dropped post-match as he whined about Willie Collum and had a pathetic dig at Alfredo Morelos.

Rangers fans have praised a  senior Ger for a ‘sensational’ display at Parkhead and hammered a Celtic player for a ‘bitter’ post-match comment.


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