Watch: Celtic captain rinses Halliday and Naismith with one flick

By David Walton

December 20, 2020

So today was always going to have its subplots as Celtic overcame Hearts.

There were plenty of them. The biggest perhaps being the fact that former Hoops goalkeeper Craig Gordon was up against his former club today. However, another was the fact that former Rangers duo Andy Halliday and Steven Naismith were up against us again.

As Celtic fans, we love nothing more than the fact we’ve won the cup and rubbed their noses in it. We certainly won’t be wishing them well this season. Not with the way the likes of Naismith goes about his business.

But even though Broony got the better of them come the end, a brilliant clip has emerged. A superb few seconds where Brown absolutely bamboozles the pair of them. A video in which shows, with one small flick, who really was the boss overall.

Take a look at this little piece of magic:

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Sure, this was anything but dominant. We know that. It should’ve been but it wasn’t. And yes, much of that was down to the fact that Broony did lose control of the midfield as the game wore on.

But it was absolutely vital we picked up the win today. Not only because it completes the quadruple treble. It’s about more than that. This was absolutely massive for confidence and momentum. We’ve now won our last three games in a row, and that means something. That adds up to key momentum.

It’s better yet that we got to see moments from this like Brown today. He absolutely rag-dolled the pair of them around, especially in the first 45. This clip pretty much sums up the difference in days they had.

Celtic captain Scott Brown at Hampden (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Okay, so Halliday may have bagged an assist. It was a fine ball in for Liam Boyce to glance home so credit to them. However, he did next to nothing outside of that. He’ll mostly be remembered for Brown skipping beyond him and forcing him into a yellow card.

It was key we came out on top in the midfield. For large spells we did and for some we didn’t. But at the end of the day, it’s the Celtic captain who’s the one lifting the trophy this afternoon. It’s Brown who’ll be on the bus buzzing with the result whilst Halliday and Naismith leave Hampden hoping to have appeased the watching Rangers supporters.

So it’s important to draw a line under today. History has been made – the quadruple treble has never been done before. That’s massive for the football club, so a massive congratulations to the Bhoys for that. Hopefully we can continue to kick on now.

In other news, you can watch the ridiculous Brown-Naismith moment that has these Celtic fans fuming.