Scott Brown shocking Celtic claims supported by official statement
The PFA of Scotland have backed Scott Brown in his claim that players have had objects thrown at them at Fir Park.
Speaking after Celtic drew 1-1 with Motherwell on Wednesday night, Brown said that incidents like that happened every week and he was “used to it”.
However, that statement has horrified Scottish PFA Chief Executive Fraser Whishart, who outlined that players should be protected on the PFA Scotland website.
Wishart said: “Scott Brown’s comments regarding the throwing of objects at players need to be taken seriously and we trust that the authorities will take the appropriate action to ensure that this dangerous practice is stopped.
“Of paramount importance, is to stop throwing objects at players immediately.
“Scott says he and his colleagues are getting used to it; our members up and down the country should not have to get used to it and we cannot wait until a player is hurt before addressing this issue.”
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Brown and Celtic have had an eventful week, with two controversial games against Motherwell generating lots of headlines.
The Betfred Cup Final, which Celtic won 2-0, was notable for a brilliant performance by James Forrest and a red card for Motherwell’s Cedric Kipre, who fouled Scott Sinclair in the penalty box.
Motherwell protested long and loud over the decision, although it could be argued that Kipre should have been sent-off for a foul on Moussa Dembele which left the Frenchman with an ankle injury.
The league game at Fir Park, which ended 1-1, was notable for a late penalty awarded to Celtic for a foul on Callum McGrgeor who was barged over in the penalty box. Once again Motherwell protested – even releasing a statement on the matter – but camera angles showed that referee Willie Collum seemed to call the decision correctly
Scott Sinclair scored the penalty awarded to preserve Celtic’s long unbeaten run.
The teams meet again for the third time in six days at Celtic Park tomorrow, the referee will be hoping for a quiet game.
In other Celtic news, a BT Sports pundit has admitted that he called a Celtic penalty decision incorrectly