As Rangers fans revelled in the latest Celtic slip up at Livingston, there is one pundit who the Ibrox legions are unsurprised gave an alternative take on two major incidents in the match.

Outspoken pundit Michael Stewart has rejected the notion that Scott Brown should’ve been sent off against the Lions and also claimed Livingston didn’t have a penalty shout in the latter stages of the game.

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Michael Stewart initially didn’t believe Celtic captain Scott Brown should’ve seen red for his elbow. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Brown was sent packing for an elbow on Livi sub Jaze Kabia just five minutes after being introduced to leave Celtic holding on a 2-2 lead in the match.

Polish forward Patryk Klimala would then also leave one on Livi defender Michael Devlin in the Celtic box, but the referee missed what looked like a clear penalty.

However, Stewart – who has been a pundit on CelticTV this season – would go against the grain and suggest that both Brown shouldn’t have been sent off and that it wasn’t a penalty.

“You can see that he stops ands tries to block off the player, Kabia doesn’t actually come in to the challenge and as Scott Brown comes round with his arm he catches him,” said Stewart [Sportscene].

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“I’ve got to be honest, I don’t think that’s a red card but watching it second viewing, possibly.

“He [Klimala] comes across and catches him with the arm, I’m not convinced there’s enough in it.”

Rangers fans were left unsurprised by Stewart’s comments and took to Twitter to react to them:


Rangers fans had plenty to say in the aftermath of Brown’s red card with many fans shocked the Celtic captain was sent packing after a history of getting away with offences.

The Ibrox supporters are convinced its further proof it’s the “end of times” for Celtic as their captain finally gets punished for elbowing an opponent.

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