Scott Brown’s Twitter activity took a surprising turn last night when he “liked” a post brutalising Neil Lennon’s tactics.
The Hoops captain has apologised today on the social media network because of the action, which he stated was accidental.
It comes after Celtic were knocked out of the Champions League by CFR Cluj at Parkhead. Some of the main talking points revolved around Lennon’s starting XI.
Many supporters were infuriated with the fact that Callum McGregor started at left-back. The game was far too open, and the midfield certainly missed his composure in the engine room.
And as Brown was on social media last night, it appears that he accidentally liked a post that criticised Lenny and encouraged the likes of Brown to let his manager know what he felt. The tweet has since been deleted. Brown, however, explained himself via his own social media channel.
Was just flicking through Twitter must of touched the button by accident.. Not my style to slag anyone off on Twitter. I am fully behind the manager and all the players are as well. If anyone should be getting a slagging or a abuse it’s all on me tonight as didn’t perform. Sorry
— Scott Brown (@ScottBrown8) August 13, 2019
Scott Brown’s Twitter error was clearly accidental
It’s important that nothing major is made of this. How often have we all accidentally liked something without even realising it?
Brown’s social media activity is always balanced and reserved. The Celtic captain isn’t one to go rampaging on Twitter and criticising his team-mates or manager. If he has something to say to the boss or his colleagues on the pitch, he’ll say it to their face.
There will likely be an inquest in the dressing room after last night, and so there should be. But it’s quite clear that Brown didn’t mean to like the tweet.
Brown has much more important things on his mind after being knocked out of the Champions League. It’s his job now to pick this team up ahead of Saturday’s visit of Dunfermline Athletic.
It isn’t an easy job, but there has to be some sort of response from the Hoops. The fans are deflated and it’s therefore down to the players to get us out of the hole we’ve dug for ourselves. The only way they can do that is through performances, and entertaining performances at that.
It’s going to be a long road to redemption after last night, but we’ll get there in the end. As for Brown, you’ll do well to find a single Celtic fan who would believe he didn’t accidentally like the tweet.