Manager levels extraordinary accusation against Celtic star after incident v Kilmarnock

Hearts manager Craig Levein has reopened the war of words between him and Scott Brown, claiming the Celtic skipper got himself deliberately booked in the 1-0 defeat to Kilmarnock.
Brown claimed afterwards that Levein had effectively got him booked after the Hearts managed said that referees should protect players more from Brown’s physical game.
He made those remarks after a confrontation between Brown and Harry Cochrane left the Hearts youngster injured.
Brown will now miss the next game against St Johnstone, but Levein has launched an extraordinary claim against the Celtic skipper saying that he had done it so he would be available for the Old Firm clash with Rangers next month.
The two bitter rivals are set to play each other on March 11 at Ibrox in a game that will have big implications at the top of the table.
Talking in the Scottish Sun, Levein said, “If Scott didn’t get booked against Kilmarnock last week and got booked against St Johnstone then he would have missed the Rangers game.
“I’ll leave that to you to deduce. I’m just pointing out things that are obvious.
“I’m just pointing out as a retort to his statement last week that it was me who got him booked.
“I think you’ll find his intentions were always to get himself booked in that game so he didn’t miss the Rangers game.”
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