Rangers boss Graeme Murty thanked Celtic captain Scott Brown for his work with the Scottish national team after he announced his retirement from international football – and it’s created a big split among Gers faithful.

Brown has decided to hang his boot with Scotland and concentrate on club football earning 55 caps for his country but failing to help them reach a major finals.

The 32-year-old has retired from international football previously before changing his mind and returning to the fold although it is unlikely the Celtic star could possibly change his mind again.

Rangers boss comments, as quoted by Press Association’s Andy Newport on Twitter have raised strong reactions from Gers fans. Murty’s is a former Scotland international after he won four caps while playing as a full-back for Reading but never shared a pitch with Brown as a player for Scotland.

Brown’s first appearance for Scotland was against the United States in 2005 and previously announced is international retirement in August 2016.

He has been a key player for Celtic this season as the Bhoys aim to lift a seventh successive Scottish title and complete a historic back-to-back treble.

The 32-year-old has made 43 appearances for the Scottish champions this season.

Here are some of their comments on Twitter: