'He is absolutely wrong', 'Sack him' - Rangers fans react to Murty comments on Celtic player
Rangers manager Graeme Murty thanked Celtic captain Scott Brown for his work with the Scottish national team after announcing his retirement from international football – and it’s created a big split among Rangers supporters.
The 32-year-old has decided to call it quits with Scotland and concentrate on club football after winning 55 caps for his country but failing to help them reach a major finals.
Brown has retired from international football previously before changing his mind and returning to the fold although it is unlikely the Celtic star could possibly change his mind again.
Rangers boss Graeme Murty “thanks” Scott Brown for his Scotland contribution and challenges Rangers midfielders to prove they can replace the retiring skipper in Alex McLeish’s national team
— Andy Newport (@AndyNewportPA) February 26, 2018
Murty’s comments, as quoted by Press Association’s Andy Newport on Twitter have sparked a reaction from Rangers fans
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
What business does Graeme Murty have, thanking Brown for his ‘contribution’? Murty‘s no even Scottish ffs ???? That’s an odd one for me
— Callum✨ (@xCDMM) February 26, 2018
Murty handled the question about Brown with the class and dignity I expect from a Rangers manager. Can understand it rubs some people up the wrong way but I have no issue with his answer
— Mark McCreadie (@Creads_84) February 26, 2018
Struggling to see what Murty said wrong today at the press conference today about Brown retiring it’s like people want the smallest excuse to beat Murty with a stick ????♂️
— Barry (@bkerr72) February 26, 2018
Graeme Murtys a nice guy, obviously early in his Manager career & doesn’t want to make enemies
But he is absolutely wrong here to be ‘thanking’ that player, they hate us, tried to bury us & I wish we would treat them with the distain they treat us
— Stevie (@Stevietrueblue) February 26, 2018
Greame Murty thanked Brown as a Scotland fan, personally I'm no really bothered because its the kind of guy Murty is I'm just worried about how his team is performing and winning games
— Bradley ???????? (@BradleyRfc) February 26, 2018
Murty has nothing to do with Scotland and Brown nothing to do with Murty so why thank him? Or as I suspect journos trying to mix and gather some kind of Celtic Rangers* story ????????????????????????????????????
— John Mc (@jnohnmcadam) February 26, 2018
Sack him now @RangersFC
— Boyd Ross (@BoydRoss72) February 26, 2018
The Gers boss is a former Scotland international after winning four caps while a full-back for Reading but never shared a pitch with Brown as a player for Scotland.
The Celtic captain made his international debut against the United States in 2005 and previously announced his international retirement in August 2016.
Brown has been a key player for Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic this season as they aim to lift a seventh successive Scottish title and complete a historic back-to-back treble.
The 32-year-old has made 43 appearances for the Scottish champions this season.
In other Rangers news, controversial TalkSport host Adrian Durham has claimed that this key Celtic man must quit Parkhead at the end of the season because of the Light Blues.
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