Celtic hero Scott Brown grabbed headlines this morning amid claims from a leading tabloid newspaper that a Rangers higher-up insulted him during the last Old Firm match.
The Gers had completely demolished the Parkhead side 4-1 to send club captain Brown packing in his last ever Old Firm clash.
The Daily Record have since claimed that Brown was the victim – yes the victim – of some winding up post-match in a quite incredible report which has caught the attention of Rangers fans.
For years Scott Brown has goaded, bullied and kicked his way through Scottish football and we’ve also had to endure endless fawning by the press and protection against his misdemeanours.
As soon as the challenge has increased from Rangers Brown’s billy big balls bottle appears to have crashed and he’s now crying to the press about “wholly inappropriate” conduct.
“It’s deeply regrettable that his final Old Firm match the other weekend ended with a crude and classless farewell from a high ranking Rangers official inside the Ibrox tunnel in the immediate aftermath of a 4-1 thrashing,” writes journalist Keith Jackson [Daily Record].
“That they have chosen not to lodge a complaint suggests that it was all fairly low key, perhaps no more than petty stuff even if the conduct of the senior Ibrox employee – who provocatively goaded Brown as he made his way inside – was regarded as ‘wholly inappropriate behaviour’ by those who witnessed it.
“There’s a golden rule where this kind of thing is concerned. It’s one thing for players and coaching staff to let their passions run high in the heat of the battle and to allow the moment to get the better of their sensibilities but it’s quite another for the men in suits to lower themselves into the guttural bating of the opposition.”
The brass neck of it all.
Rangers are not only the Champions but they’re already streets ahead of Celtic and there’s little doubt that this season – and Brown’s performances – have tainted his Parkhead legacy.
Heading to Aberdeen in the summer, Brown is leaving Parkhead in tatters, the club manager-less and in need of a monumental reshuffle.
Brown has lorded it over Rangers for years and the Celtic captain can just take his medicine and if there was any class about him, he’d have swallowed the Ibrox hammering.
Now, Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to criticise the Parkhead skipper as well as the Daily Record article for coming together to pull up the complaints:
Scott Brown is a grass!
Nearly a decade of mocking & goading Rangers on & off the park, he can’t take a bit of verbals when leaving a loser!
What a great start to what’s gonna be a great week! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/vGEERnjgPK
— Rangers History 🏆 (@RangersFACTS) May 10, 2021
Keith Jackson greeting about Rangers laughing at Scott brown as absolutely made my day 😭😂😂
— CJ (@cjnovo992) May 10, 2021
“High Ranking Rangers Official” with a late entry in the race for Player of the Year 👏🏻
Cry more Scott Brown 😁
— Graeme Findlay (@FindlayGraeme) May 10, 2021
Years of goading Rangers as a club off the field and players and fans on it, get a bit back and Scott Brown/ Celtic are reduced to grassing to @tedermeatballs about a bit of verbals🤣 pic.twitter.com/mVWGDBuj8q
— Tags (@tagsbo) May 10, 2021
Scott Brown complaining about the “classless” remarks of others is akin to Josef Fritzl complaining that his da was a bit weird.
Couldn’t have scripted a better ending to his flat track bullying era.
— Colin Armstrong (@moonman1873) May 10, 2021
Scott Brown was “Provocatively goaded” – Keef Jackson
This Scott Brown?
Classic flat track bully who dishes it out in spades and needs his pet journalist to defend him in a national rag when it’s returned.
What a way to bow out 🤣 pic.twitter.com/4vip7SSWc6
— BC✡️ (@LoyalKP7) May 10, 2021
Scott brown spent years goading the likes of Jason Holt and Andy halliday but now that he's on the wrong end of it it's described as "classless". Genuinely love how broken they are.
— stuartrfc (@stuartreidrfc) May 10, 2021
High ranking Rangers official who mocked Scott Brown revealed. He has previous anaw. Just ask the sheep! pic.twitter.com/v5NXE9JRcX
— Jamba (@JambaWATP21) May 10, 2021
Scott Brown lorded it over a bunch of nobodies yet can’t take it back when an actual team stand up to him, grassing on his way out in the process 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/4ErPG5j4XB
— Giobaldy van Bassey 🇬🇧 (@Baldy_Bassey) May 10, 2021
Rangers fans have certainly enjoyed the ungracious demise of the Celtic skipper after years of lording it over mediocre Ibrox sides.
On his final visit to Govan as a Celtic player, Brown was laughed off the pitch as one leading Rangers star got the final chuckle.