"Fake an injury"; The Celtic Scott Brown derby debate goes on with good humour

By Euan Davidson

December 31, 2020

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has, on the surface, an easy choice to make.

It seems obvious, doesn’t it? If two players are battling for one position, you pick the one on form. The one fans are taking to, the one who tackles literally everything and scores screamers.

Obviously, I’m talking about Ismaila Soro and Scott Brown. With Soro in the team, we look better in every department. Even then, you get the sense that Scott Brown will start on Saturday.

Ibrox has been a happy hunting ground for the Celtic captain, but on current form, a lot of the Celtic supporters would rather we started with the midfield that’s been so successful in recent matches.

Twitter, as ever, was the home of Celtic midfield discourse.


Celtic midfielder Ismaila Soro / (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Celtic fans on Brown/Soro debate

At the very least, you can rely on Celtic supporters to be funny.

As ever, that was the case in the Brown v Soro debate.


Literally any excuse to use this photo / (GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images)

Pro-Broony Alliance in full effect

Unsurprisingly, some of the Hoops faithful have thrown their weight behind the Celtic captain.


According to 15th Century monk and poet John Lydgate, “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”

For Lenny, this should read: “don’t check Twitter, because you’ll inevitably annoy folk and end up as an animated GIF.”

Either way, we’re glad we have one constant; Celtic fans have the best patter in the world.