Ah, Celtic captain Scott Brown, even when he’s innocent he can’t help but wind up rival supporters.
His actions were hauled up in front of a panel of former referees today. Footage of an incident involving the veteran midfielder and Kilmarnock star Aaron Tshibola was reviewed.
As expected, no retrospective punishment was handed out for the non-event.
Manager Neil Lennon saw no issue when questioned about the ‘elbow’ by Sky Sports on Tuesday night, telling the broadcaster: “I didn’t think that there was anything in it. Two weeks ago at Livingston, it was maybe a little bit more, or looked a bit more, deliberate but I don’t think that there was anything in that tonight at all.”
Quite right too Neil.
We haven’t agreed with the manager much lately, but he was right to dismiss the apparent ‘drama’. Thankfully the Scottish FA panel of former grade one refs sees it the same way.
That’s not stopped Rangers fans crying ‘corruption’ and omnipotent Celtic control of the Hampden decision-makers.
Even in a season that they are handily winning, they can’t help but feel aggrieved. Kind of sums up their mindset over the last decade.
I know we can’t laugh at the Ibrox mob much this term – it’s Celtic that have been the shambles. Still it’s always amusing to check in on how they are feeling about Scottish football authorities.
So let’s have a look at what’s been said…
Scott Brown getting off with it again 🤣 canny make it up!
— GE55ARD (@Scotty_sco) February 4, 2021
So ajeti offered 2 game ban for blatant dive for penalty against killie but still no mention of browns elbow no surprise really
— james harrison (@jameshrfc) February 4, 2021
No way brown getting away wae another elbow such a shock 😱you’d think he was untouchable. Let’s charge Ajeti instead make it look good nobody cares about him anyway
— Barry McMillan (@BazMcM) February 4, 2021
Taking the heat off that thug browns elbow 🇬🇧
— Rfc (@TheGersLad) February 4, 2021
— Airman (@airman614) February 4, 2021
Was browns elbow not worse than morelos’ at Motherwell? Yet of course morelos gets a retrospective ban while brown gets nothing. This is the consistency were talking about.
— Thefragglerocks (@thefragglerocks) February 4, 2021
Good ajeti got punished but pathetic that clown @ScottBrown8 has gotten away with yet ANOTHER intentional elbow to the head of a player. Unless he gets punished, he’s going to continue to do it resulting in a serious injury to someone. Soft spot for brown from the sfa yet again.
— brodie (@rooroo1872) February 4, 2021
So there we have it. Scott Brown runs the SFA! Who’d have thought it?
Maybe that’ll keep him busy when he comes to the end of his Celtic contract this summer.