Celtic goal hero James Forrest has backed his captain Scott Brown up against his Rangers haters.

The skipper is taking lots of flack by the losing side about the way he went about his business yesterday.

The captain was the victim in three incidents which led to two of his opposite numbers being sent off.

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Plus, Gers manager Steven Gerrard is going after Brown for celebrating in front of the away fans.

Forrest backs Brown after backlash

The 27-year-old believes Rangers would do the same things if they had a Brown of their own.

James Forrest scores winner yesterday. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

They have tried with many faux hard men in the past but have came to no avail with the skipper being victorious.

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He told the Daily Record: “It’s an Old Firm game and everyone wants to win. Their players are the same.

“I don’t know what happened with the red card but he keeps going and is always fighting.

“He is a real plus point to have in the team.”

 

Brown was punched twice during the match by Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent, but only the Colombian saw red.

Alfredo Morelos walking off the park after his red card. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Gers diehard Andy Halliday squared up to the former national captain and received a second yellow card.

However, Gerrard points the finger at Brown and says he is in the wrong.

I would have done the same says Gerrard

The Kop legend says he would have followed in Halliday’s footsteps of confronting Broony at full-time.

He said: “But I can’t understand why a guy then decides to celebrate 10 yards away from the two per cent of Rangers fans when they’re 98 percent home support.

Andy Halliday squares up to captain at full-time (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“Andy went in to protect his own people – I would have probably done that myself.”

A bizarre statement to make from the Liverpool legend once again, as we are unsure what they are getting protection from.

The skipper is hardly going to jump into the Rangers support as he would get the same as he got from the players on the pitch – a punch on the mouth.

Where was Brown’s protection from Gerrard’s players on the pitch?

Welcome to Glasgow, Gerrard – you’ve had it plain sailing so far.

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