Celtic fans on social media have rushed to pay homage to Scott Brown, after a former club employee described the Hoops captain as the most ‘inspirational leader’ he had ever seen at the club.
Tony Hamilton, the CEO of the Celtic FC Foundation and for many years the club’s head of media, paid tribute to Brown on his personal Twitter account after the Hoop skipper shrugged off a dreadful challenge by Steven Naismith to lead the Hoops to a 3-1 win over Hearts.
“In all my years watching the Celtic I’ve never seen such an inspirational, committed and brave leader as Scott Brown” he said.
In all my years watching the Celtic I’ve never seen such an inspirational, committed and brave leader as Scott Brown
— Tony Hamilton 💚🍀 (@polishturnstile) May 6, 2018
Unsurprisingly many fans agreed with the assessment, and think that Brown is on the same level as legendary club captains like Neil Lennon, Paul McStay and Roy Aitken.
Here are some of the best Tweets that pay tribute to the Hoops skipper:
Agreed. Him Lenny and McStay are in the same conversation as Inspirational leaders at our club. Of course McStay had the most talent but that's for another conversation 🍀
— Mickey (@mickey1888) May 7, 2018
He’s class and in the same category as Roy Aitken in my lifetime Tony.
— Celtic Fanz8ne🍀🏆 (@celticfanzone) May 6, 2018
We’ve got another one coming down the line in Tierney but Broony has heartbeat of this team for many years.
— AZCeltic (@wynnvegas) May 6, 2018
I know where you're coming from Tony – he deserves the praise and deserves to be mentioned alongside Lennon, Aitken, McStay & McNeil.
— _Celtic_ (@__Celtic__) May 6, 2018
Watching him in the huddle the day was superb, total passion and commitment 👌
— Ryan Graham (@RyanGraham67) May 6, 2018
The most unrivalled Celtic captain in decades…
— @UPLBrazil (@UPLBrazil1) May 6, 2018
Brown, a mainstay of the Hoops side with 53 appearances this season, is having one of the best seasons of his career, and was deservedly named as Scotland’s player of the year recently.
In a few weeks’ time he has the chance of making history, as he will lead the Hoops out in the Scottish Cup Final, as they aim to become the first team in Scottish football history to win back to back domestic trebles.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops should still sign Odsonne Edouad even though he is injured