A line in the sand for Celtic. SFA cite Broony for ‘not acting in the best interests of Association football’

CELTIC captain Scott Brown has been cited by the Scottish FA for his role in the controversies that occurred at the Glasgow Derby at the weekend and the deluded Steven Gerrard is also being hauled up to account for his comments.

Brown’s offence is a new one, they’ve obviously been thinking about this one pretty hard over the past few days, to try and appease the Zombie anger, and it it this – ‘not acting in the best interests of Association football’ – absolutely astonishing!

Both Celtic and Rangers are also in the dock as the Scottish FA decides to act tough.

The SFA allege that both clubs have broken Disciplinary Rule 204 – “Where three or more players and/or members of Team Staff from one team are involved in a confrontation with opposing players and/or members of Team Staff of the opposing team during and/or directly after a match.”

The only problem that they have is that Celtic didn’t appear to do anything wrong, nor did Scott Brown.

They reckon that Brown act in a manner “which is improper or use any one, or a combination of, violent Conduct, serious foul play, threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting words or behaviour’…which one is it to be?…because none of these seems appropriate in the slightest.

Celtic had better defend out captain to the hilt on this one or it would be the straw that breaks the camel’s back on allowing the football authorities to do as they please to appease the new Rangers club.

“There’s been a Smile”

The Scottish FA said nothing when a Rangers fans ran onto the park at Ibrox and tried to assault the Celtic captain. They stayed silence when large batteries were thrown at Celtic players in the same stadium and there was no condemnation of the racist abuse that Scotty Sinclair suffered at that ground – even though it was captured on television.

On Sunday Brown was ion the receiving end of an elbow from Morelos which resulted in a red card and a punch from Kent which Madden apparently missed. Madden seemed to be looking straight at it.

What exactly did Scott Brown do wrong here?

Brown celebrated by raising his arms and showed eight fingers towards the away support on the final whistle. He didn’t run towards the Rangers fans – the game ended in that corner of the ground. His celebrations were no worse that for instance the manner in which Scott Arfield celebrated the 1-0 win that the Rangers enjoyed on 29 December that the official Rangers twitter feed took great delight in posting.

What did the Scottish FA say about that?

Gerrard, like Morelos, has been allowed to get away with too much since the opening day of the season. However on the back of Rangers rage and anger the Scottish FA decided that kicking an opponent wasn’t a sending off offence. They also held their ears concerning the disgraceful comments about a refereeing agenda against Rangers having gone on for years.

Gerrard also spat the dummy about Willie Collum – after a game they won – and there were dark undertones about the referee having an agenda against the Ibrox club due to his background. Disgracefully the Scottish FA have never given Collum – allegedly one of their top referees – a Rangers game again.

Halliday is the aggressor

If that wasn’t bringing the game into disrepute then dear knows what is. Well we do know now, it being elbowed, kicked and then shoved at the end because you raised your two arms and eight fingers at the final whistle of a closely ‘fought’ match which you won.

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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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