Celtic fans have been left fuming by the words of former player Davie Provan today, after he bizarrely heavily criticised captain Scott Brown in his Scottish Sun column.
The Sky Sports commentator claimed that Brown was ‘well down the list of proper Celtic players’ and ‘has to be the luckiest’ of the Hoops’ historic list of captains.
Coming less than 24 hours after Brown won his 18th trophy as a Celtic player it’s an incredibly bitter rant.
Elsewhere he uses the memory of Billy McNeill to further bash the long-serving Celtic midfielder, which seems especially low.
Why he’s quite felt the need to launch such a scathing attack on the player is beyond me and most Hoops supporters.
Media criticism is nothing new for Brown of course and he’ll no doubt shrug it off without batting an eyelid.
If anything he’ll use it as motivation to help the club secure a famous and unprecedented ‘treble treble’ of trophies in the Scottish Cup Final at the end of the month.
These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on Provan’s comments…
Davie Provan sticking the boot into Scott Brown this morning in his latest column. A tad embarrassing imo. Brown has just won his eighth successive title as Celtic captain, but Davie thinks that is “lucky.” To use the death of Cesar as a stick to beat Brown with is abhorrent.
— Stefan (@MrStefanCarlin) May 5, 2019
I've tried to defend Davie Provan as long as I could but using big Billy's achievements to attack Scott Brown is the end of it for me. He's another former player that loves to put the boot in. Pathetic. He forgets what the club did for him.
— mickg77 (@mickg77) May 5, 2019
Davie Provan's latest piece about Scott Brown reads off as something you would see on FollowFollow. Incredibly bitter and also low as fuck to use Billy McNeill, not long after he died, as a platform to stick the boot into Scott Brown
— SM (@SM1967_) May 5, 2019
Just read Davie Provan's article on @ScottBrown8 there in the Scottish S*n. Wow!! He doesn't miss him. It's pretty scathing and out of order. Just Wow.
— Scott Alcroft (@ScottAlcroft) May 5, 2019
Just seen this piece Davie Provan wrote on Broonie. Apart from it being bullshit of the lowest order, I’d love to know just why he felt the need to say that stuff? So unnecessary.
— Daniel O'Connell ????????+????????????????????????????=???? (@DanielOConnel18) May 5, 2019
Davie Provan, Andy Walker and Charlie Nicholas. No coincidence all three deeply bitter men of dishonour earn their crust at @SkySports … three media prostitutes to highest bidder..
— Magic Bhoy (@magic_bhoy) May 5, 2019
Don’t get Davie Provan, don’t want to get Davie Provan. I’m not saying I want lickspittles but I do want ex players to have respect for the Club. Challenge, fair enough but don’t be a constant prick about it.
— Parcel O' Rogues (@dab24156) May 5, 2019
In a period when we lost two footballing Gods,Davie Provan criticises one of the men who have managed to provide us with some light:Scott Brown.Understand this please you untalented,odious media whore,we never need to be lectured on our players.Unlike you,Broony has our respect????
— Jack Maguire (@JackDMagi) May 5, 2019