Celtic fans have slammed journalist Graham Spiers for his bizarre criticism of Scott Brown after today’s epic victory over Rangers at Celtic Park.
The Hoops captain was tremendous throughout the 90 minutes in the derby clash, goading several of their players into red cards and potential suspensions.
First he was on the receiving end of a wild Alfredo Morelos elbow which resulted in the Colombian’s sending off and likely a lengthy suspension. In the second half he was punched by Ryan Kent, who likely be cited by the Scottish FA compliance officer. Then at full-time Andy Halliday also reacted to his celebrations, receiving a red card for his troubles after the final whistle had blown.
He did all this while keeping his own discipline within the rules of the game and inspiring his side to a victory that puts the club on the verge of an eighth league title in a row.
Spiers though took issue with his behaviour this evening, posting on Twitter to heavily criticise the veteran midfielder.
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Have to say I wasn’t in the slightest bit impressed with Scott Brown’s antics today. Provoking, goading, laughing at defeated players, acting like the all-round tit. There was nothing classy about it at all. pic.twitter.com/84GFzoulXG
— Graham Spiers (@GrahamSpiers) March 31, 2019
Celtic fans are having none of it however and didn’t waste time in slamming him for his opinion.
These supporters said…
Goading “peepul” you KNOW are going to take the bait is good game management. Deal with it.
— Bon Scott (@BonScott_1) March 31, 2019
I didnt see you saying the same about the Rangers players in December
— Jim (@Jhimbo) March 31, 2019
Really Graham wow you’ve surpassed yourself on the stupidity meter. Two unprecedented physical attacks that off field would be considered criminal assault…yet you want to scold Broony for laughing ???? behave ya clown
— Henriklubo (@Henriklubo) March 31, 2019
Arfield, Halliday and co were praised as gallant victors in December when they goaded Celtic players when they drew level on points, sadly Brown not given parity when he takes his team 13 points clear.
— RhebelRhebel (@RhebelRhebel) March 31, 2019
I tell you what it is – a winner getting his own back for some pretty awful treatment and goading in December. If you dish it out, you’d better be able to take it. Arfield and Halliday dined out on December – they’re not laughing anymore.
— Whisky for Breakfast (@PoorThings1992) March 31, 2019
Punched. Elbowed. Two opponents sent off. But of course, Brown to blame for winding folk up a bit. Call it a night Graham.
— Dermot (@dermotcole) March 31, 2019
It was pantomime villain stuff. He could be criticised for seriously thinking anyone would be stupid enough to take the bait. But then – amazingly – the Sevco players decided not to ignore him…
— The Clumpany (@TheClumpany) March 31, 2019
As much as I really do admire you @GrahamSpiers I can’t agree – he took an elbow & a full punch to the face today in a game of ‘football’- yet Scott is the agent provocateur? If we’re throwing accusations of classlessness about i think repetitive violent conduct trumps goading? https://t.co/aIhy4CCMbg
— Kerry Keenan (@422Kerry) March 31, 2019
Disappointing from you Graham. You weren’t critical of the goading on the 29th of December. Is goading only a crime if the goadee reacts?
— Stephen ???? (@Sinc1888) March 31, 2019
What do you make of Graham Spiers’ comments? Have your say below…