Celtic are expected to announce the Republic of Ireland as their opponent’s for Scott Brown’s testimonial, according to a report, and Rangers fans on social media think the decision is “cringe worthy.”
The Scottish Sun claims that the fixture could be announced in the next 48 hours, with May 20th the likely date for the game.
Celtic had originally been in talks with Liverpool over a glamour clash but the Anfield side decided against taking part.
As part of Brown’s testimonial year there was a golf day held last week but Rangers fans were left puzzled by the choice of opposition for the end of season game – with one asking “what part of Ireland” the former Scotland captain is from.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Scott Brown set to be rewarded with Celtic testimonial against the Republic of Ireland… pic.twitter.com/zxy45k3ilH
— NeilC80 (@NeilC80) March 26, 2018
Ffs, cringe worthy now
— Scott Brothers (@ScottBro1011) March 25, 2018
— Sammy Mcfarlane (@SammyMcfarlane1) March 26, 2018
Brown has made 462 appearances for Celtic since signing from Hibernian for £4.4million in 2007 and has lifted seven Scottish titles, four Scottish League Cups and three Scottish Cups.
The midfielder won 55 caps for Scotland before hanging his boots up after the recent failed World Cup qualifying campaign ended.
Former Celtic manager Martin O’Neill is the current Ireland manager and is assisted by former Hoops midfielder and Ireland international Roy Keane.
If Celtic reach the Scottish Cup final they will face the winner of next month’s semi-final between Motherwell v Aberdeen at Hampden the previous day to the proposed May 20th friendly with O’Neill’s side.
In other Rangers news, Celtic fans were seething over Rangers’ choice of kit for a charity game