Celtic fans have taken to social media to mock Livingston forward Lyndon Dykes for accusing Scott Brown of trying to injure him in the closing stages of Saturday’s clash at Celtic Park.
Dykes told The Scottish Sun: “Most tackles were fine. The worst was Scott Brown on my ankle at the end.
“I think he went in to do it on purpose. It’s the type of player he is and I had nothing against him.
“After the game I shook his hand. In the first half there was a 50-50 and I got him one then he got me one.”
The suggestion that our captain has deliberately targeted the player in an effort to injure him is plainly ridiculous.
Brown is admittedly a robust force in the middle of the park and isn’t a stranger to being on the receiving end of a yellow card, as was the case for this particular challenge.
However, he’s far for malicious and it’s poor form to publicly accuse a fellow pro of such a thing. Especially when you’ve already shaken his hand at full-time.
In over 550 Celtic appearances, Brown has only received a red card on five occasions (FitbaStats). Hardly the mark of a player who spends his time trying to hurt opponents.
Dykes is not shy on the pitch either, often providing a physical presence in attack and throwing his weight around.
It’s fair to say fans weren’t impressed with his comments, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts today…
Aye because Scotland needs a greeting faced wimp 🙄
— fuzzy 🐸 smell the glove (@fuzzywuzzy39) November 24, 2019
That’s a belter. Throws himself into everyone
— The Hustler (@advisor_hustler) November 24, 2019
“”That big man tried to injure me”” 😂😂😂
That’s can happen when wee boys try to play against men at professionals sports.
— Steven 1888 (@1888steven) November 25, 2019
This guy has a cheek on him, ran about the whole game trying to kick anything that moved…….apart from the ball.
— chris (@Chrismartincfc) November 25, 2019
— CzD (@RodneyFarmer) November 25, 2019
He spent the first half leading with his elbow in every aerial challenge and the second half blowing out of his arse. Shambles of a player
— Henrik (@HenrikVegetable) November 25, 2019
That’s the kind of player he is 😂😂😂 last red card @ScottBrown8 got was when he won the league at rugby park. Peroxides went to your head son
— Michael Gourlay (@vennagourlay) November 24, 2019