Some of our rival supporters were left absolutely fizzing after Celtic captain Scott Brown reportedly wasn’t charged by the SFA for a flashpoint against Aberdeen.
The Daily Record reported last night that Brown could’ve been charged by the SFA Compliance Officer for an apparent elbow on Dons attacker Scott Wright.
However, the Scottish Sun has today stated that there was nothing on the footage that concerned the SFA chiefs, which means Brown will be able to face Aberdeen in this weekend’s Scottish Cup semi-final.
And it’s fair to say that this reported verdict has left supporters of our rival clubs in a bit of a rage. Here’s a look at some of the laughable reaction:
Elbows Akimbo given green light to continue elbowing. Laughable. https://t.co/6No56JGsAZ
— Dougie * (@54Beats44) October 27, 2020
Their captain does it twice in a week , no problem. Their stand in captain fouls McLennan on Sunday , no booking , no problem.
Some referees certainly know how big this season is https://t.co/8qmcWBnfFD
— ccc (@Obanlad1970) October 27, 2020
Utter cowards https://t.co/0Fx9HMLu85
— Joe Black MBE (@joe_black1509) October 27, 2020
What a shock everyone that follows Scottish football knew that would be the outcome
Corrupt to the core https://t.co/N3GZkj6cit
— Bill 66 (@bigwull66) October 27, 2020
thats what you get when the compliance officer is a celtic fan ……..absolute joke
— derek horne (@derekhorne18) October 27, 2020
Morelos would’ve had straight red, three games plus and a witch-hunt by media after this kind of “accident”
— Jani Petteri Uhrman (@Krillmeister5) October 27, 2020
The @sfa and their so called compliance procedure is a sham and open to abuse when clear as day decisions like this go unpunished. Don’t believe for a second there is a level playing field, this is evidence
— Rob (@rob_goldie) October 27, 2020
Did anyone expect anything else?? He gets away with it constantly.
— ClownShoes🤓🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🤘 (@scottFsquier12) October 27, 2020
A nothing incident and the correct decision
The SFA, should this be the decision they’ve made, will have come to the correct conclusion on this one. The fact you would do well to even remember the incident shows how innocuous it was.
As for some of this reaction, isn’t it funny the differing standards? When Alfredo Morelos gets away with slapping Brown on the head he’s labeled as a hero by our rivals. Yet Brown barely touches Wright and they all have the pitchforks out demanding retrospective action.
The truth is, had Brown been banned then you could’ve expected a fiery response to the matter today from Neil Lennon. Not because his player is being banned, but because of the ridiculousness of the decision.
It always seems to be the way with our captain though. There’s quite obviously a rather distasteful and you could probably even say a disturbing obsession with hating him from our rivals. Perhaps that’s just what domination does for you.
Regardless of what you think of our captain, there is always immense pressure from rival fans to pull him up for absolutely anything. The reaction to this reported decision shows just that.
Some are trying to console themselves by saying that Brown playing is some sort of boost for Aberdeen too. Let’s see if that truly is the case come kick-off.