Report: Celtic hierarchy made aware of classless Ibrox tunnel incident

By David Walton

May 10, 2021

The Celtic hierarchy have been made aware of a classless incident at Ibrox last week involving Scott Brown and a high-ranking Rangers official, according to the Daily Record.

Record journalist Keith Jackson has lifted the lid on the incident, which happened at full-time in last week’s 4-1 Govan loss. It’s said that the Rangers official made a “crude” and “classless” farewell to the Celtic captain at full-time.

Jackson claims that Celtic have decided not to take any action or make a complaint about the incident. This seemingly suggests that the incident was a touch low-key. However, it’s been said that those who saw the incident described it as “wholly inappropriate behaviour”.

It’s a massive slap in the face given Brown’s gesture of respect to Glen Kamara back in March. The Celtic captain took time to go over and see the Rangers man and show his respect after allegations of racial abuse towards him in their previous match.

Brown will leave Celtic at the end of the season to join Aberdeen in a player-coach capacity.

Celtic captain weirdly obsessed over at Ibrox

There always seems to be a strange determination from Rangers fans to get one over on Brown. He’s their main target when it comes to every single Glasgow Derby, and it’s difficult to understand where this obsession comes from.

They’ll say that it’s down to him doing the same to Rangers over the years. In truth, it’s likely down to the fact he snubbed them to join Celtic in 2007. He showed their club up by signing for the Hoops not long after Ibrox fans were singing at a game against Hibs about signing their top talent.

It’s just a shame that this level of toxicity has run rife at Ibrox. It’s not even just their support who are totally obsessed with Brown. Clearly, it’s a concerning mindset that also stretches to their official employees.

Celtic captain Scott Brown / (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Perhaps it’s going over the top to say you would expect better from Rangers. I certainly don’t, and I can’t say this story surprises me whatsoever. It’s something them as a club should be trying to sort out.

In reality, the official would likely be getting a pat on the back from their own supporters if they knew who it was. Whoever made the gesture represents their own weird and unhealthy obsession with Brown, who’s bossed them on the park for years.

But, in ensuring their club has a little bit of class, you would like to think this employee will be dealt with internally. I won’t hold my breath.

In other news, we discuss why Celtic fans should wait two more weeks before panicking too much.