Date: 23rd February 2018 at 6:00am
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Former Rangers defender Michael Ball has aimed a dig Celtic captain Scott Brown after the Hoops star was spotted walking around St. Petersburg in short sleeves despite it being -11°C.

The Englishman poked fun at Hoops senior player Brown after the Scottish champions were knocked out of the Europa League 3-1 on aggregate by Zenit St. Petersburg in the round of 32.

The Russians won 3-0 on the night after goals from Branislav Ivanovic, Daler Kuzyaev and Aleksandr Kokorin overturned the Hoops 1-0 first leg triumph at Celtic Park last Thursday.

Quoting a tweet from BBC’s Match of the Day showing Brown in freezing Russia in just a t-shirt Ball joked “well that worked” on his own personal Twitter account.

Despite the freezing temperatures outside, the match was played in a balmy 20°C inside Zenit’s $1billion Krestovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg.

Ball spent four years at Ibrox after a £6.5million move from Everton in 2001 and made 77 appearances for the Gers after suffering a serious knee injury which kept him out of action for 18 months.

The Liverpudlian moved to PSV in 2005 for £500,000 and spent two years in the Netherlands before a two-year stint back in England with Manchester City.

During his time at Ibrox, Ball lifted a Scottish title and Scottish League Cup under Alex McLeish in 2004/05.

The left-back also won one England cap when he played against Spain in a friendly in 2001.

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