Tam McManus puts the boot into Rangers after Brown red card is overturned
By Amir Mir
Tam McManus believes it was the correct decision to allow Scott Brown to play against Rangers on Saturday at Ibrox.
Celtic midfielder Brown was shown a straight red during his side’s 2-2 draw against Ross County earlier on in the month.
Leading up to the final Old Firm clash of the season, Brown had his red card overturned which means he is free to play against the Gers in the Scottish Premiership clash.
Former Hibernian striker McManus was previously critical of Brown’s red card decision, especially when comparing it to Andy Halliday’s reckless challenge on Patrick Roberts.
He couldn’t help but put the boot into Rangers after Brown’s red card was overturned ahead of the weekend fixture.
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“I said at the time that it wasn’t a red card,” McManus wrote on his personal Twitter account. “It was a yellow card all day, especially if Halliday’s was yellow.”
Said at the time that it wasn't a red card and was slaughtered. Was a yellow card all day. Especially if Halliday's was a yellow ???????? https://t.co/JRD7zIOY46
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) April 27, 2017
Gers midfielder Halliday produced a late tackle on Roberts during his side’s 2-0 defeat against Celtic last Sunday.
The incident happened during the early stages of the match but it did not prevent Brendan Rodgers team from knocking their opponents out of the Scottish Cup.
Now, both Brown and Halliday are expected to take to the field once again at the weekend in what will be another feisty encounter.
Old Firm derbies are always ferociously contested, with the Bhoys recently having the upper hand on their rivals.
They have won four out of the five Glasgow derbies, including winning 2-1 at Ibrox at the end of the previous calendar year.
In other Rangers news, it has been confirmed that this midfielder is out for ten weeks.