Celtic captain Scott Brown is usually in the headlines for any number of reasons, but on this occasion he is in the headlines for something he didn’t do.

Aberdeen’s Graeme Shinnie has claimed, as quoted by the Scottish Sun, that the Hoops skipper will be looking for ‘revenge’, after his poor challenge on Brown in the final league game of the season.

These comments by Shinnie are really quite preposterous, as he seems to be challenging Brown to some sort of grudge match when the teams meet next season.

However, the Hoops skipper won’t be fazed by the comments, he will just get on with playing the game.

Brown’s game has massively improved since he stopped get into petty disputes and squabbles on the park, culminating in his being named as Scotland’s player of the year.

Brendan Rodgers will not want Brown to get sidetracked into arguments and bad challenges on the pitch which blighted his game a few years ago.

He has matured now and is a leader of men, and the Hoops are far better off when he is in the team, they miss him dreadfully when he doesn’t feature.

Shinnie, whose Aberdeen side finished runners-up next season, is just trying to lay down a marker for next season.

If Brown wants to respond in kind, it is important that he does that legally and with no repercussions.

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