Keane, Tierney, Frimpong and Dembele the latest to pay tribute to Celtic legend Scott Brown

By John McGinley

May 8, 2022

Former Celtic captain Scott Brown is receiving the good wishes of people across football in the wake of his retirement from playing.

It’s his teammates who are leading the charge most of all. As we discussed yesterday, players such as Mikael Lustig, Nir Bitton and Odsonne Edouard all left comments underneath his Instagram statement.

Many more have followed too, however, taking their comments away from Brown’s profile and spreading the word on their own accounts.

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Everyone loves Scott Brown

Arsenal star Kieran Tierney was chiefly among them. The former Celtic favourite was close with Brown during their time at the club and said on Stories: “Captain, leader, legend. What a career, what a guy. Good luck my brother with everything. Deserve the best.”

Robbie Keane, who played with Brown for a short time on loan at the Bhoys, said: “Happy retirement pal. What a player and more importantly a lad.”

Jeremie Frimpong posted: “Happy retirement Broony my guy!”

Meanwhile, Moussa Dembele simply said: “Legend!”

It’s just a fraction of the messages pouring in, many of which have been reposted to Brown’s own Instagram stories if you want to check them out!

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Celtic are also paying tribute

Articles are also being posted on the official club website about the scale of Brown’s achievements at Celtic and where he stands in history.

It comes amidst calls for Brown to have a role during next week’s trophy day. Not as someone involved in celebrations of course but perhaps as someone presenting medals to the players or even bringing the trophy out.

I’m sure discussions like that are underway. However, it may also be that Brown doesn’t fancy that kind of attention if he feels it takes away from the current team.

Whether it’s next week or next season, I do hope Brown gets a moment to be appreciated by a packed Celtic Park. He was robbed of that due to the pandemic and deserves the ovation after a stunning career.

In other news, Celtic set for title night at Tannadice after rivals pick up Sunday win.