'He has done his job' – Celtic enforcer hits out at rival manager after war of words
Celtic skipper Scott Brown has hit back against Craig Levein, after the Hearts boss called for referees to give players “more protection” against the no-nonsense enforcer.
Brown was involved in a clash with young Hearts midfielder Harry Cochrane in the match at the end of January that left the 16-year-old injured.
That led to Levein calling for more action from referees and Brown thinks that his words had an immediate effect after he was booked in the 1-0 defeat to Kilmarnock at the weekend.
“He has done his job, hasn’t he?” said Brown after the game on Saturday to the Evening Times.
“I was booked with my first foul [on Saturday] and I think that is exactly what Craig was looking to do.”
The 1-0 defeat was only Celtic’s second loss of the season and they’re still eight points clear of Aberdeen in second.
Rivals Rangers also lost at the weekend which keeps them marooned in third spot, 14 points behind Celtic, but with a game in hand.
They play Partick on Tuesday when they’ll hope to get their season back on track after a busy January transfer window.
Celtic’s next fixture is also against Partick, in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
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