It is fair to say that Celtic captain Scott Brown doesn’t agree with the Scottish FA’s decision to hand Ryan Christie a ban for a recent incident with Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos.
The Hoops midfielder will serve a three-match ban for the incident, ironically an injury suffered in the game against Rangers is set to mean he probably won’t miss any matches as he would be out of action anyway.
However, that doesn’t make the decision any easier to accept for the Hoops skipper. He has hit out at the decision, declaring it as a ‘laughable’.
“I’m astonished. It’s laughable, to be perfectly honest” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
Brown then revealed that the player was upset over the decision, and backed the statement that Celtic released on the incident.
“He is upset”
“He is upset about it. The club do what’s best for the players all the time, they stick up for us. They always do that, and we give everything we can on the park, and they give everything they can as well.”
Scott Brown is an extremely forthright individual, both on and off the pitch. Therefore, it is not a surprise to see him call out what he feels is a bad decision from the SFA.
Leader his made his opinions clear
As Celtic’s leader on the pitch, he will have been expected to do so. Now he has made his opinions clear. The fact that he backed Celtic’s statement on the matter is quite interesting. It shows that the club seem to be united in their anger about the decision to ban Christie.
We have still to hear from Hoops boss Neil Lennon on the matter. However, you imagine that his thoughts on the ban will echo those of Brown and the club. It is good to see the club uniting as one over what has to go down as a poor decision.