Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker blasted Celtic captain Scott Brown for his part in the incident which saw Motherwell’s Cedric Kipre sent-off in the goalless draw between the sides at Fir Park on Sunday.
The game turned on a flashpoint incident in the 41st minute, which saw Kipre sent-off for a late challenge on Brown, but Walker, who played for both teams during his playing days, felt that Brown had play acted in the incident.
He also accused Brown of hypocrisy claiming that the Hoops first teamer – who has made 46 appearances this season – has been critical of other players for play acting this season.
“Scott Brown’s reaction was pathetic. And it’s something he’s accused other players of doing in the past,” Walker said during the game, as reported by the Scotsman.
It will be interesting to see if Brown, who has never been a shrinking violet, responds to Walker’s comments in kind.
Football Insider verdict
Walker’s comments aren’t going to make him any more popular with Hoops fans, many of whom believe that he is far too critical of a club he used to play for. Brown’s reaction at the incident wasn’t really all that pathetic, as he was obviously worried about getting injured by what was a high challenge by the Motherwell man. It was understandable by the captain, who was targeted with a high challenge by Aberdeen’s Sam Cosgrove in a match at Pittodrie last month, and was lucky to avoid injury. The incident and the aftermath will at least give fans something to discuss rather than a dreary game and a poor Hoops performance against 10 men.
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