Former Celtic captain Scott Brown could win at glitzy FIFA event tonight

By John McGinley

January 17, 2022

Former Celtic captain Scott Brown will tonight find out if he’s a FIFA Award winner at the global organisation’s annual ceremony tonight.

Brown has been nominated for the FIFA Fair Play award, up alongside Claudio Ranieri and the Danish national football team.

FIFA are recognising him on the basis of “touchingly offering Rangers’ Glen Kamara support after the latter had been a victim of racist abuse.”

Brown approached the Ibrox midfielder ahead of a derby match last season, interrupting the Rangers warm-up at Celtic Park in a show of unity that crossed the heated Glasgow rivalry.

It was a fantastic moment and indicative of the support Kamara got not just from Celtic and our fans but the whole of Scottish football following the shocking incident against Slavia Prague in the UEFA Europa League.

Ranieri has been nominated for forming a guard of honour with his Sampdoria side last season to honour champions Inter Milan.

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Meanwhile, Danish medical staff and players responded heroically to the collapse of Christian Eriksen at EURO 2020, helping him recover and protecting his privacy from onlooking cameras.

If I had to guess, the Danes will be getting the top honour here. That was one of the most touching moments in football I can recall, ever.

Still, it’s nice for Brown to receive acknowledgement for his classy leadership and we wish him the best of luck tonight at the awards do.

You can follow the ceremony, which will also crown the best players in the world and the best goal scored amongst other awards, via this link.

In other news, It’s time for Celtic to make a real statement.