Scott Brown fumes at suspension decision from Celtic’s win over Ross County

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown wasn’t happy to see Andrew Davies only given a two-match ban for his dangerous tackle in the Hoops’ 3-0 win over Ross County on March 31.

The County defender sunk his studs into the groin of Brown and was given a straight red card for the challenge. However, the ban he received was only for two games, considerably less than Brown believes he’d be given for a similar foul.

He said, in quotes from the Daily Record:

“It is not for me to say, that’s for the SFA to discuss and sort out. But for me, if I would have done that it would have been a lot worse, it would have been in the papers for weeks on end and I would have been getting a five- or six-game ban.

 “You want to tackle hard, you want to win the ball – it is a contact sport – but stamping on opponents when the ball is nowhere near you is definitely not being a hard man or going into a hard tackle.”

Despite being in particular discomfort after the tackle, the Celtic captain managed to see the game out and help his side pick up all three points. They’re closing in on another Scottish Premiership title and Brown has a testimonial to look forward to this summer.

The 32-year-old joined Celtic from Hibernian in 2007 and has gone on to make 464 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 95 goals. This season, Brown has racked up 28 appearances in the Scottish Premiership, recently playing in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Dundee.

He revealed he nearly joined Rangers before the move to Celtic was finalised but has now become a club legend at Parkhead, winning seven league titles, five Scottish League Cups and three Scottish Cups.

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