Scott Brown had his hands on the Scottish Cup trophy earlier this evening as Celtic completed a Quadruple Treble with a penalty win over Hearts. With a topsy-turvy encounter between the two sides, it would be easy to forget a flash point in the first half – especially when there were so many key moments in the frantic cup final.
Brown was involved in an altercation with Hearts captain Steven Naismith, the former Rangers attacker looked to stamp down on Brown’s knee after a coming together between the pair but it was missed by referee John Beaton.
Mind just before Christie scored Naismith stood on Brown? I’m assuming it’ll be all over the press this week the way it would be if it was the other way round 🙄 pic.twitter.com/QyAO7O2SF1
— AM (@annemarie6377) December 20, 2020
The ball clearly goes to the other side but Naismith goes back across Brown, making sure that his studs made contact with the player on the ground. It is a marvel that no official managed to spot the incident but hopefully there will be now, and this kind of thing is eradicated from the game.
If the Compliance Officer does anything tomorrow, it should be citing Naismith for this incident in which he clearly tries to harm the Celtic captain. Brown enjoyed the celebrations for Celtic’s third goal and he got his point across that he would be lifting the trophy and not Naismith at full-time.
Brown is getting pelters from Hearts fans for being a winner, Naismith’s thuggery didn’t win the day and for the second year in a row he leaves Hampden a loser.