'Sour grapes' - BBC pundit blasts Levein for claim about Celtic ace Brown
BBC Sport Scotland pundit Tam McManus has used social media to blast Hearts boss Craig Levein for his comments about Celtic captain Scott Brown.
Levein claimed, as reported by BBC Sport that “players need protection” from Brown after a challenge from the Hoops skipper saw Hearts youngster Harry Cochrane suffer a collarbone injury.
But after viewing the challenge, the former Hibernian striker wasn’t impressed with Levein’s comments.
“Here’s Brown on Cochrane tackle for those who haven’t seen it. Is this the tackle some are frothing over? Goes in strongly clearly wins the ball,” he said on his personal Twitter account.
“Either sour grapes from Levein or he’s at it again ala the ‘natural order’ banter. PS hope Cochrane is ok looked an awkward landing.”
Here’s Brown on Cochrane tackle for those who haven’t seen it. Is this the tackle some are frothing over? Goes in strongly clearly wins the ball. Either sour grapes from Levein or he’s at it again ala the ‘natural order’ banter. PS hope Cochrane is ok looked an awkward landing. https://t.co/SeEBh24GDy
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) February 1, 2018
The incident took place just before Celtic’s third goal in their 3-1 win over the Edinburgh side. The victory saw the Bhoys gain revenge on Hearts, after the Tynecastle side defeated the Hoops 4-0 in December.
The two matches seem to have generated a bit of bad feeling between the clubs, if will be intriguing prospect should the clubs eventually meet in the Scottish Cup.
The victory on Tuesday saw Brendan Rodgers’ side maintain their 11 point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.
The Hoops are next in action against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Saturday, where new signings Jack Hendry and Scott Bain may well be in the first-team squad and Charly Musonda will be hoping for more game time after his debut substitute appearance for the Bhoys since joining on an 18 month loan deal from Chelsea.
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