Celtic captain Scott Brown came to Ibrox for one last dance but there was murder on the dancefloor as Rangers put an almighty dampener on his Parkhead career with a 4-1 victory in Glasgow.
The Celtic skipper has lorded over all and sundry at Ibrox in a career defined by tinpot moments against tinpot players and trophy after trophy with effectively no competition.
As soon as Rangers turned up the heat the bottom fell out of the Celtic captain and he’s been thoroughly found out this season.
Brown might be 35 now, but as the game passed him by it’s easy to contrast his bumbling, lost performance with that of counterpart midfielder Steven Davis, who is 36.
The Northern Irish captain is the same age and – in an argument which is undebatable – is lightyears ahead of the ex-Scotland skipper in both ability and class.
Brown’s made a career over lording it over sub-par Rangers sides but it’s the Gers who had the last laugh at his last dance as the midfielder toiled and the Ibrox side ran rampant.
Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos – a victim of Brown’s brinkmanship in the past – nutmegged the Celtic captain before lashing it high above Scott Bain to make it 2-1. He looked terrified.
Hooked just by the hour, Brown was also goaded as he left the pitch by the Colombian who simulated tears coming down his face as Brown trudged off the pitch.
The reaction of Alfredo Morelos as Scott Brown is subbed off during his last Old Firm appearance!
He who laughs last, laughs longest! 😂 pic.twitter.com/5b0eYECT7O
— Rangers FC & Linfield FC (@bluesbrothers86) May 2, 2021
It was a most ungracious and fitting end to Brown’s Old Firm career and Rangers fans too couldn’t resist goading the Celtic captain as he tripped mid-tango in Govan:
Nutmegged, subbed, defeated. The last dance. Scott Brown happy to give it big licks against the likes of Jason Holt but as soon as the challenge appears goes running. Couldn’t lace Steven Davis boots.
— BAZ (@GCullen90) May 2, 2021
Scott Brown hahahah pic.twitter.com/OnlLTxnPtB
— B4zzB0wsk1 (@B4ZZ_B0W5K1) May 2, 2021
How much do you wish there was 50,000+ Rangers fans there to give Scott Brown a respectful send off? It’s the least we could’ve done!
— DaviePops 🇬🇧🇺🇸🇬🇧 (@OK_Loyal_RFC) May 2, 2021
— Stevie Souness (@steviesouness) May 2, 2021
“Whoever scored at the back post” megging Scott Brown and smashing it into the top corner😂
— Derek Clark (@derekclarksport) May 2, 2021
Morelos taking Scott Brown for the last dance part 2 hwg
— 𝐙𝐎𝐄 𝐒𝐌𝐈𝐓𝐇 🤍 (@zoesmithhx) May 2, 2021
Scott Brown's last dance.
What they wanted: What they got: pic.twitter.com/3S7kzIXVJA
— Joe McKenzie (@McKenzieJoe9) May 2, 2021
Farewell Scott Brown, really enjoyed your last dance, that Canadian barn dance you did trying to defend Morelos’ goal was superb.
— crossy (@crossy72_) May 2, 2021
Scott Brown – One last dance they said 🤣😭 pic.twitter.com/CddKmMnsp1
— Ryan Smith (@RyannSmithh95) May 2, 2021
Alfredo Morelos and Scott Brown
One. Last. Dance. pic.twitter.com/MvUaBQRb8K
— Lee Hendry (@Lee_Hendry1872) May 2, 2021
Hope you enjoyed your ‘Last Dance’ pal pic.twitter.com/GbT6oV2mwV
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) May 2, 2021
The last dance pic.twitter.com/UcLpDaHUHH
— Roofe (@Ruth_Less_Lady) May 2, 2021
ONE LAST DANCE! pic.twitter.com/3bg6mvA7Ot
— Kerrydale Meltdown (@KerryFail) May 2, 2021
👋 Thanks for the memories.
One. Last. Dance. pic.twitter.com/oZqOMOzU9j
— RANGER55 RAD1̶0̶ (@RangersRadioRFC) May 2, 2021
The greatest picture ever taken
Morelos crying at Browns last dance 🕺🏻 pic.twitter.com/KMEvf9XC4X
— ⓌⓈ (@W_S_40) May 2, 2021
Browns last dance was like me standing at the 3rd year disco watching the lassie a fancy nip aw ma pals except me
— Stuart Hay (@stuhay89) May 2, 2021
The last dance:
Nutmegged by Morelos ☑️
3-1 down ☑️
A passenger in the game ☑️
Hooked after an hour ☑️
Outclassed by Davis again ☑️
— Andrew 🇬🇧 (@Andrew_RFC_1872) May 2, 2021
Rangers trounced Old Firm rivals Celtic 4-1 courtesy of a Kemar Roofe double, a powerful Alfredo Morelos effort and a late goal by Jermain Defoe.
The result also came as one under-fire Rangers star managed to keep the shackles on a reported £30m Celtic man with a stellar performance in the clash.