The class Scott Brown mark of respect to Ange Postecoglou and Celtic that may have gone under the radar

By Hamish Carton

March 15, 2023

Scott Brown was back at Lennoxtown this week, but you may have noticed that there were no photos of him with current Celtic personnel going around.

Brown was back north of the border to promote his night with Mikael Lustig at the Hydro in May.

Yesterday, 67 Hail Hail got the chance to speak to him alongside other Celtic fan media. You can watch the press conference in full on our YouTube channel.

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Given that Brown was such a colossal figure at Celtic, and is now embarking on his own managerial career, you may have expected to see a blockbuster image of him beside Ange Postecoglou on our social media channels.

Or, at the very least, a reunion with former team-mate and captain successor Callum McGregor.

But that’s not Brown’s style. We’ll never know if he did indeed bump into Ange, McGregor, James Forrest or others.

Some comments yesterday suggested that wouldn’t be the case.

In the midst of one of his many great answers, Brown said: “I keep stealing little bits from different managers. Even Ange, when I see the system that they play.

“I’m always looking to try and better myself, to try and get a better understanding of how Celtic play.

“It’s not for me to come up here and watch Celtic train. This is Ange’s place, this is not mine. But for those 90 minutes on a Saturday, I can sit back and watch them.”

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So perhaps that, right there, is the reason we’ve not seen or heard of Brown coming in to contact with Ange.

It seems like he sees this as a new Celtic, Ange’s Celtic. Not one he should be overstepping the mark with.

It’s a pretty class mark of respect to Postecoglou and Celtic, done in Brown’s own way.

Perhaps that is why we didn’t see him play a part on Trophy Day last season, as had been rumoured in supporters’ circles.

Brown was up to promote his event, and speak to the media. He wasn’t up for a photo opportunity. Fair play, we say.

In other news, there has been a strange talking point in Scottish football this week amid Celtic’s brilliant winning run