Wednesday 21 August 2019

Celtic back 'first-class' Brown after fracas

Celtic's Scott Brown
Celtic's Scott Brown

Scott Brown's behaviour was "first class" during and after Sunday's 2-1 victory over Rangers, according to Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy.

Andy Halliday received a second yellow card after remonstrating with Brown over his post-match celebrations, after the Celtic captain raised his arms in triumph in the direction of the away support.

Brown, who was earlier booked for a foul on Scott Arfield, escaped further sanction.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard later claimed Brown should be punished for provoking his players after both Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent lashed out at the midfielder.

"People are picking on Scott Brown a little bit and trying to make an issue with Scott, but Scott's behaviour in the game was first class," Kennedy said.

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