Some Celtic fans left fuming by Chris Long challenge on Scott Brown
Some Celtic supporters having been left annoyed by a challenge from Motherwell forward Chris Long on Hoops captain Scott Brown during Wednesday night’s Scottish Premiership clash.
During a passage of play in the first half in which Brown slid in and cleared the ball, replay footage showed Long extend his left leg, with his studs pushing into the Celtic legend’s shin and ankle area.
Although the intent is hard to determine, it certainly didn’t look like a natural place for his leg to be planted and Brown was left writhing in pain afterwards.
Referee Don Robertson failed to take action on the incident.
The Scottish Sun is reporting today that Long could end up being cited by Scottish FA compliance officer Clare Whyte.
Funnily enough, the incident hasn’t been as well covered by multiple media sources as the Leigh Griffiths incident during the Hamilton game, which was a far less forceful tangle.
The news cycle on that one seemed to roll on for days with pundits such as Ally McCoist suggesting Celtic had been treated differently to Rangers.
However, with BBC highlights programme Sportscene airing tonight, a new focus could be brought to the incident.
Regardless of any retrospective action, it wasn’t nice to see and after a fan posted footage of it on Twitter some Celtic supporters have been left incensed.
These fans took to the social media site to share their thoughts on it all…
— Darren Robinson (@Dazrobbo1888) February 5, 2020
Clear and deliberate!
— Whosa Ghirlie (@whosaghirlie) February 5, 2020
— 2NinesInARow (@bmccaughan) February 5, 2020
That’s nasty he went for brown
— gordybhoy (@gordybhoy4) February 6, 2020
This is one for @ScottishFA @Daily_Record @Record_Sport I’m sure you will fine Chris Long for this blatant attack on Scott Brown as the referee and his men clearly never seen it 🙈we call it CONSISTENCY https://t.co/Lz7Rt2p3Xu
— McKay Clan (@McKay779) February 6, 2020
will we have 4 days of coverage on the stamp on broony i doubt it
— christopher mcmenemy (@chrissy872) February 5, 2020
Let’s see if there’s a weeks worth of wailing from the media over that stamp on Broony 🙄
— Ronnie O’Connor (@_lippylipez_) February 5, 2020