Everyone is green with envy at Celtic first teamer - Rodgers
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that Hoops skipper Scott Brown could play at the very top level in England and that others are green with envy for him.
The Hoops manager also claimed that people who had a problem with the Hoops captain were ‘envious’ of his achievements in the game.
Rodgers’ comments were indirectly quoted on the personal Twitter account of BBC Scotland’s senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin: “Brendan Rodgers says some players, managers and media are envious of Scott Brown. Says his captain could play at the very top of the game in England.”
Brendan Rodgers says some players, managers and media are envious of Scott Brown. Says his captain could play at the very top of the game in England. #Celtic
— Chris McLaughlin (@BBCchrismclaug) April 3, 2018
Brown, who has been a mainstay of the Hoops first team this season with 46 appearances so far, has played his entire career in Scotland, making a name for himself at Hibernian before joining the Hoops in 2007.
Brown has been in the news recently after being the victim of an ugly stamping incident which saw Ross County’s Andrew Davies sent-off.
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Brendan Rodgers does like to defend his players, so it’s not surprise that he has been shielding Brown from all the talk about him in the past few days. The part about playing in England is a bit far-fetched though, as maybe five years ago Brown could have done well in the Premier League, but not now at his age and the number of injuries that he has suffered in the past few years. As for players being ‘envious’? That could explain the poor challenge by Davies and the other skirmishes that Brown has been involved in this season, but it’s more likely that some players think they can make a name for themselves by taking out one of the biggest personalities in Scottish football.
In other Celtic news, Hoops fans are furious at the two game ban given to Davies