By Danny Wright
Rangers icon Ally McCoist has ripped into Scott Brown after he appeared to flick his foot out at Ioannis Skondras in Celtic’s win at Hamilton on Friday night.
Brown, 32, escaped punishment from the referee but that didn’t stop the pundits from slamming the midfielder after the game as he risked picking up a first red card of the season.
McCoist, 54, has called for the Hoops captain to show a higher level of discipline in the future, especially when his side are comfortably in control of matches against lesser opposition.
“Scott’s been showing a great level of maturity recently, but he flicks out and catches the player,” said the former Rangers manager, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“It’s stupidity, just daft, isn’t it? You’re three-up at half-time, the game’s in the bag, you’re cruising and looking forward to Tuesday and facing a world-class team.
“So why would you get involved? Scott’s been playing great and out of his skin at club and international level and you give the referee the opportunity to give you a red card.”
Celtic managed to go top of the Scottish Premiership on Friday thanks to Stuart Armstrong and Odsonne Edouard scoring either side of Scott Sinclair’s brace.
It was a relatively straightforward win for the Bhoys, who will now be gearing up for one of their biggest games of the season against Paris Saint-Germain in the group stages of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Brown will no doubt play a major part in the clash with the Ligue 1 giants having completed 90 minutes in all but one matches so far this term.
The 55-times Scotland international has been in top form in those games, as well as with the national team after wins over Lithuania and Malta in World Cup qualifying.
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