Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was furious with the challenge made by Ross County’s Andrew Davies on the Hoops’ Scott Brown, which saw the County man sent-off.
Davies stamped on Brown in the first-half of the game which the Hoops won 3-0, and Rodgers, quoted on the Bhoys’ official Twitter account, feels that the player deserves a long ban for the challenge.
“If you watch it again, it’s a really poor challenge. If Jozo Simunovic gets two games for a slight elbow then I don’t know what that will be,” Rodgers said.
🗣️ BR: "If you watch it again, it’s a really poor challenge. If Jozo Simunovic gets two games for a slight elbow then I don’t know what that will be."#CELROS
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) March 31, 2018
Simunovic was of course given the two match ban for an elbow on Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos in the Hoops’ 3-2 win at Ibrox earlier this month.
Thankfully for all concerned at Celtic Park, Brown was able to continue on after the challenge and played the entire 90 minutes as the Hoops moved to within three points of retaining the league title.
Football Insider verdict
It’s no surprise that Rodgers is furious with the challenge, as it looked like Davies went out to injure the player for no real reason, and the Hoops skipper was extremely fortunate not to suffer a serious injury in the incident. As for the length of the ban he will receive, it is likely to be three games, which is the usual suspension for a violent conduct offence. As for Brown, he will dust him down and just get on with things, as he gets ready to lead the Hoops to their seventh consecutive league title and a possible unprecedented second domestic treble in a row.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton wants the Hoops to sign John McGinn