The way some people go on, you’d think Scott Brown is leaving Celtic as a disgraced figure. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Celtic supporters have the intelligence to separate their disappointment of this season from the overall contribution Brown has provided to the club over the last 14 years.
We can launch criticism at the club for their handling of this season while recognising the heroics of our departing captain.
Anyone who thinks we’ve forgotten the way he ground Rangers, and the rest of Scottish football, into the dirt is very much mistaken.
Amazingly, despite having the chance to celebrate their own success this term, he is also still living in the heads of Rangers fans absolutely rent-free.
They’re all frothing today, spraying words like ‘grass’ around social media to describe the report in The Daily Record about the classless actions of a senior Rangers official at Ibrox last week. There’s no evidence at all he was the one who talk to the media about the incident.
They seem to think Brown is beaten, bowed and sent packing. Ha ha ha. Sorry guys, but his medal count suggests otherwise.
For supporters who seem to hail one trophy from nine as the greatest achievement by a manager in world football, you’d think they respect Brown’s medal haul over the years.
In case you’ve lost count that’s ten league titles, six Scottish Cups and six League Cups. It’ll take their club generations to reach that amount, so they should probably calm down a bit.
Brown is choosing to leave Celtic to ultimately embark on a coaching career. He is not being forced out of the club. He is certainly not running scared from Rangers.
Everyone knows Brown is disappointed this term, as all Celtic fans are, but he’s an icon of the Scottish game and the way he still provokes a reaction from their supporters even when they are winning suggests they know that.
Many of them will never get over what he and Celtic have achieved over the last decade. No amount of hiding behind the laughter on social media disguises that.
It’s very transparent and we see you.