Tierney, Duff, Lustig, Sinclair and Rodgers send class messages to Celtic captain

By John McGinley

May 15, 2021

Celtic captain Scott Brown has received messages of support from some of the biggest personalities to work with him over the years at the club.

Kieran Tierney, John Kennedy, Callum McGregor, Damien Duff, Brendan Rodgers, Scott Sinclair, James Forrest and Mikael Lustig all feature in a video published by Celtic this morning.

No prizes for guessing who was the most long-winded, nor who took the opportunity for a class wind-up!

All of them were major allies to Broony over the years, so no doubt he’ll be thankful for their public support as he takes the next step in his long, illustrious career.

The Celtic chapter is closing today with his final ever game as Hoops captain against Hibernian at Easter Road.

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No doubt it will be an emotional occasion for him.

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McGregor spoke about those emotions at Lennoxtown this week. Brown’s midfield partner reckons it’s all starting to finally sink in for him.

He told The Glasgow Times: “It’s obviously an emotional situation and he’s been here for so long. There are so many boys that he’s got such a great connection with. Obviously the way everyone’s been speaking about him in the past few weeks tells you just highly the esteem the boys hold him in.

“I think it will be an emotional occasion. In the changing room after the game there might be a few words said. It speaks to how much everyone respects him.

Celtic captain Scott Brown and Callum McGregor / (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

“The only disappointing thing is we’ve not managed to give him a proper send off in terms of a full stadium and maybe the boys meeting up for a party. It’s pretty low key in that sense. That’s the only disappointing factor really.”

McGregor will be one of the big candidates to succeed Brown as captain, but there’ll be a lot that happens at Celtic between now and that decision.

First and foremost, it’s about celebrating an era that ends today.

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