'Embarrassing' - Fans react to comparisons with Rangers legend and Scott Brown
Celtic star Scott Brown’s retirement from international football has sparked debate on social media over whether Brown or former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson was better – and Gers fans have reacted hilariously to the suggestion Brown even comes close.
Brown, 32, announced his second retirement from Scotland duty after talks with newly-appointed boss Alex McLeish and decided to sit out the upcoming Nations League campaign.
Brown picked up 55 caps for Scotland – 10 more than Ferguson – while both represented their country as captain without ever making it to a major finals.
Gers fans found the idea of the two even being compared laughable as they shot down suggestions Brown was as good as the former Ibrox skipper – with one fan saying there was “literally no competition.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Please tell me folk aren’t being serious about comparing Barry Ferguson and Scott Brown ????????
— brandon mcdermott (@bmcd2801) February 27, 2018
Retiring or no even compairing brown to ferguson is embarassing
— GAL (@ANDYGAL19) February 27, 2018
— John Brown (@John_Brown8) February 27, 2018
Barry Ferguson turned Lothar Matthaus inside oot like a reversible jaikit at the age of 21 but Scott Brown’s a better player because he wore a t shirt in -10 degrees
— Crossy ???????? (@_Crossy72) February 22, 2018
There is nothing to discuss. Barry Ferguson captained a team of top internationals when the SPL was far superior than it is now
Captained us to a European Final.
Captained Birmingham to a Wembley win over Arsenal
— Colin Stewart (@RFC_Colin) February 26, 2018
Barry Ferguson’s club didn’t need to vote their main challengers out of the league in order to have a free run at these trophies. Brown couldn’t lace Ferguson’s boots. ????????
— Grant Hendry (@gwhendry) February 27, 2018
Rangers and Celtic fans were always likely to fundamentally agree over which of the players was better and it is unlikely they’ll find agreement on it any time soon.
With neither player having helped Scotland to a major finals over their international careers, their contribution for the national team will quickly be overshadowed by the next team to reach a World Cup or Euros.
Ranger legend Ferguson’s international career was brought to a premature end after a breach of discipline while on Scotland duty led to him also being suspended and ultimately sold by manager Walter Smith.
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