Rangers star Jon Flanagan could yet face retrospective punishment for his clash with Celtic captain Scott Brown, according to the Scottish Sun.
The Rangers full-back got a yellow for a clash with the Celtic midfielder as Rangers prepared to defend a corner in Sunday’s 2-0 Old Firm win. Brown jumped to the floor holding his face as if he’d been shot.
Replays show Flanagan raising his arm with many believing it was excessive force. The report claims the footage is being reviewed by Compliance Officer Clare Whyte.
The little niggle was foolish from the defender. As he raises his elbow, he’s running the risk of being reprimanded.
Granted he was, with a yellow, but Celtic and their supporters are adamant it was a red card. Should Flanagan face retrospective punishment, he could be banned for Rangers final game of the season against Kilmarnock.
Any punishment could also stretch into the beginning of next season, meaning Rangers could be without both Flanagan and Allan McGregor at the start of next season.
Flanagan had a superb game during Sunday’s complete masterclass over Celtic. Brown, on the other hand, spent much of it flailing on the deck.
The Celtic captain was so extraordinarily out of his depth at Ibrox and was trying desperately to get something to stick. He was completely schooled by a more mobile, agile and creative midfield.

You can almost hear the entire stadium cringe as Scott Brown winces on the floor. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Thankfully, nothing did, and whether Flanno’s “elbow” was a red card or not, Brown should be ashamed of his cheating throughout the match.
Maybe his team should’ve concentrated on playing us at football instead of trying to play the referee?

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