A statue for Scott Brown? Celtic man Ryan Christie makes interesting suggestion

By Euan Davidson

March 27, 2021

Outgoing Celtic captain Scott Brown will “probably deserve” a statue, according to Ryan Christie.

Christie, who starred in Scotland’s 2-2 draw with Austria on Thursday night, made the suggestion while talking about Brown’s impact at the club.

Given the calibre of club men with statues outside Paradise, it’s quite a shout. However, Brown is one of the most decorated Celtic players in history. While at Celtic, he won 22 trophies, including 10 league titles. His achievements as a captain will be near-impossible to match.

Christie said about Brown’s summer departure [Daily Record]:

“It was obviously rumoured and he was keeping his cards close to his chest. He has done so well over the years and look at the age of him now and this season he has been quality again.

“I get to see him train and for the age he is and the years he has been playing at the top level he is just incredible.

“He will probably deserve a statue outside Celtic Park because he is one of the biggest legends to play for the club.

“To be consistently good like that throughout your career is remarkable and players like that don’t come along too often.”

Ryan Christie thinks Scott Brown deserves a statue / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Strong words from Christie, but Scott Brown statue not beyond realms of possibility

Considering the scale of what Broony has achieved at Celtic Park, there’s an argument that can be made for him. Being immortalised outside Paradise would be a grand gesture indeed, something reserved only true icons. Is Brown in that category? Objectively, again, you could argue it.

For a club as sentimental as Celtic, you’d have to imagine there’ll be something celebrating the iconic no.8 around the stadium. Is he in statue territory, though? At only 35 years of age? It might be an interesting debate.

While Broony is popular, there might be folk ahead of him in the queue, like Kenny Dalglish, Bertie Auld or even Fergus McCann, for example. Henrik Larsson statue calls have also been made.

It’s not hard to imagine this happening, though. The ruthlessness and efficiency Celtic have shown while Brown has captained the club should be commemorated in some way, for the future generations of supporters born after the dust has truly settled on our second 9IAR. An era of incredible dominance in Scotland, marshalled by one of Scottish football’s most exuberant ever characters.

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