BT Sport Chris Sutton has revealed the details of a hilarious incident which took place between him and former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson.
Whilst wishing Scott Brown luck for his testimonial, Sutton disclosed on his personal Twitter page that he told Larsson – who is set to play in the friendly clash – that he would be on the bench for the game, and the Swedish hero did not take kindly to this.
“Good luck to Scott Brown today he is a Celtic great. Just had breakfast with King Henrik and he glared at me when I said he’d be on the bench. Good luck Brendan Rodgers with that one,” Sutton said.
Good luck to Scott Brown today he is a Celtic great👏👏..just had breakfast with King Henrik and he glared at me when I said he’d be on the bench…good luck Brendan Rodgers with that one😂
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) May 20, 2018
Sutton cannot play in the tribute to the Hoops skipper as he is working for BT Sport, with the exhibition match taking place as Brown has spent 10 years with the Hoops and has won an incredible 16 honours in his time with the Hoops.
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It is a measure of how highly-regarded Brown is at Celtic that Henrik Larsson, one of the biggest legends ever at the club, is set to play in his testimonial game, which is set to take place on Sunday against the Republic of Ireland. The match rounds off an incredible 48 hours for the Bhoys, who of course clinched the domestic treble for the second season in a row after defeating Motherwell in the Scottish Cup Final 2-0. The Hoops only have a brief break before returning to pre-season training next month, and Brown and his team-mates will be determined to make sure that the club return to the elite of the Champions League group stages, as with the qualifiers beginning in July, the Hoops will need to quickly move on from their achievements of this season, to concentrate to qualifying for the incredibly lucrative group stages of the Champions League.
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