Fans react on Twitter as key man set to miss Rangers v Celtic showdown next Sunday
By Amir Mir
Scott Brown was shown a straight red card as Celtic recorded a 2-2 draw against Ross County on Sunday – and fans on Twiter have reacted to him possibly missing the Rangers game.
Brendan Rodgers side were leading the game 2-1 with minutes left on the clock before Alex Schalk dived in the penalty area with the referee awarding the spot kick.
Liam Boyce stepped up a duly converted the penalty to the delight of the home supporters, who nicked a point against the Scottish Champions.
However, after that incident, Brown lunged at Boyce with the referee showing a straight red to the Celtic man.
It means, he is likely to miss the club’s next two Old Firm matches, starting with the Scottish Cup semi-final next Sunday afternoon.
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Brown has been a key figure for the club during this campaign as they are hoping to end the season unbeaten.
After their semi-final showdown against the Gers next week, they will meet once again this time on April 29 at Ibrox.
There is still the possibility that Brown could feature in the two Old Firm clashes, but it will first depend on whether or not Celtic appeal the red card.
If they do that and are successful then Brown would provide a huge boost to his team who will be looking to secure their fourth win over their rivals this term.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Massive boost for Rangers next week. Brown still by a distance Celtic's most important player
— Jamesy (@jamesyboy8) April 16, 2017
Scott Brown now misses the two Rangers games! What an idiot! Same old Brown! No excuses he should have known better! #celtic
— Ｓｃｏｔｔｙ Ｇ (6️⃣4️⃣????) (@7govscott) April 16, 2017
So Scott Brown misses OF games. Will be interesting to see if that gives Gers an extra edge or if Celtic's other star men can step up!
— Scott Johnston (@Thefootyblognet) April 16, 2017
Celtic will appeal and Scott Brown will play in both games.
— Tino (@tinobhoy) April 16, 2017
Stupid tackle from brown but the more you watch it it's actually not that bad of tackle! All caused by Scottish refereeing!
— Paul Gill (@paulg1986) April 16, 2017
Scott Brown's tackle was wreckless but wouldn't have happened if he had not been taken out twice in 30 seconds before it. Costly for #Celtic
— Phil Gordon (@PJG_Sport) April 16, 2017
Haha celtic and Brown got sent off to happy Easter ????
— George (@George80214472) April 16, 2017
Rangers dealt a huge blow in forthcoming matches vs Celtic as Scott Brown missus out due to red card vs Ross County.
— johny (@WATP278) April 16, 2017
Celtic will just appeal the Brown decision and he will play both Rangers games imo #Celtic
— Tony C-FC (@Green_Curve67) April 16, 2017
Over the course of the season, Brown has played 49 matches in all competitions for his side, scoring three goals and supplying three assists.
The combative midfielder has played in all four Old Firm clash this term, helping his team pick up three wins during those matches.
In other Celtic news, fans destroy 25-year-old for his performance against Ross County.