Celtic legend Stan Petrov has slammed Hoops captain Scott Brown for his role in second Hibernian goal which clinched the Edinburgh side’s 2-1 victory.
Petrov, who won a host of trophies in seven years with the Hoops, was critical of the 32-year-old senior player after he failed to track Vykintas Slivka’s run into the box, which saw Silvka head Neil Lennon’s side into a 2-0 lead.
“He was sloppy and lazy, I’m surprised by that when you are going for the title,” Petrov said whilst appearing on BT Sport after the match.
Brown has been one of the Hoops’ best players this season, but the Hoops were harried out of their stride by Hibernian, with Danny Swanson not giving Brown a minute, and the midfield never got going at all.
The Hoops can now clinch the title with a win over bitter rivals Rangers next Sunday.
Football Insider verdict
It is hard to believe that Brown is being criticised after such a brilliant season, but Petrov is right about his performance at Easter Road. The Hoops just didn’t get going at all, and they didn’t play anything like a team who was going for the league title, and credit has to be given to Lennon and his Hibernian players for that. It will be interesting to see if Brendan Rodgers makes changes for the potential title winning clash against Rangers, a game which Brown will no doubt be eager to make amends for the performance at Easter Road in, but that shouldn’t take away from the fact that the player had an off day against his old side.
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