Rival supporters lose the plot over correct SFA decision on Celtic captain Scott Brown

By John McGinley

February 4, 2021

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…

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.

In other news, former Celtic captain Jackie McNamara has called for big changes to be made at the club.