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26th Feb, 2018 | 7:00pm

'That's class' - John Hartson defends Celtic player after incident in win v Aberdeen

Former Celtic striker John Hartson has defended the reaction of Hoops skipper Scott Brown to a dreadful challenge on him during the Hoops’ 2-0 win over Aberdeen on Sunday.
Brown was the target of an awful challenge by Aberdeen’s Sam Cosgrove, who was immediately sent-off by referee Bobby Madden.
Brown was also hit with the match ball by Shay Logan in the aftermath of the challenge.
After the challenge Brown got up and strutted around and celebrated, a moment that was captured on social media by Celtic Goals Twitter account.

Responding a Tweet that suggested that Brown acted with ‘no class’, Hartson jumped to the defence of the 32-year-old.
“No class! Broony gets taken out at the knee and the ball smashed at him with his back turned, he then gets straight up onto his feet and doesn’t roll around trying to get an opposing player sent off, that’s class” Hartson said, on his personal Twitter account.

Brown had the last laugh as the 2-0 win for the Hoops moved them 12 points ahead of third placed Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership table.
The victory was the Bhoys’ tenth consecutive win in all competitions against Derek McInnes’ side, a run which stretches back to May 2016.
Brown and his team-mates return to league action on Wednesday, when they take on Dundee at Celtic Park. The Hoops then continue their quest for a second consecutive domestic treble when they take on Morton in the Scottish Cup quarter-final on Saturday.
In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers is pleased that Scott Brown has retired from international duty
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