It seems to be quite well known that Celtic captain Scott Brown doesn’t seem concerned when the Hoops play or even train in cold weather.
Memorably enough, he wore only a t-shirt when it was -11° Celsius in Russia in 2018, whilst the rest of his team-mates wore jackets ahead of Celtic’s game against Zenit.
Now he is at it again, this time at Celtic’s training ground.
Only player bold enough to make choice
The Celtic Twitter account on Wednesday took photos of the players at training. Once more, every player was dressed in long-sleeves, apart from Brown, who was leading the charge in training in only a t-shirt.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 17, 2019
There seems to be a number of reasons why Brown does this, but perhaps the biggest one is to set an example to his team-mates, especially the younger ones.
The routine works for the player
It is to show that he will not let anything affect his routine as a player. No matter how bad the conditions are, he will do what he feels is right to set him up for a game.
Interestingly, the only Celtic player who has followed in Brown’s lead is his former team-mate Kieran Tierney. The Celtic Twitter account even commented on this a few years ago.
🎥 Of course, Scott Brown and Kieran Tierney were in t-shirts and shorts despite the snow! ❄️🙈 pic.twitter.com/eWon0Y6tif
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 7, 2017
To be fair to Brown, it has worked for many years. Look at all the trophies he has won as a player. Some may feel that he does that to show what a ‘hard man’ he is. That is not the case. It is just what he feels most comfortable with.
It does not mean that Jeremie Frimpong, for example, is going to follow in Brown’s lead and start wearing only a t-shirt at training whilst the rest of his team-mates where long sleeves.
Football players often have their own routines which are different from their team-mates. This has been the case for many years with Brown and it doesn’t seem like he will stop anytime soon.