Celtic captain Scott Brown has made a “huge mistake” and has to work hard to regain the trust from his manager Neil Lennon.
Brown in Lennon’s bad books
Those are the words of former Scotland international Alan Hutton, who was left shocked by the incident that took place at the Almondvale Stadium.
The 35-year-old came on as a second-half substitute during his side’s 2-2 draw against Livingston and was sent off by referee William Collum after just five minutes on the pitch.
Brown, who earns £23k-per-week at Parkhead, appeared to lash out at Jaze Kabia as the Hoops veteran attempted to place his influence on the pitch, but it was an influence of the wrong kind.
Speaking with Football Insider, Hutton believes that Brown has a lot of work to do to show he “deserves” to be captain.
“I think that’s what it is, it’s frustration,” he said. “I mean, I know Scott Brown, I know the way he is and normally he’s very good at holding that in.
“If anything, he’s better at winding other people up are so to see him come on for his experience to try and see out a game and then to lash out like that, I can see what he’s trying to do, he’s trying to use his body and kind of missed and swung an elbow.
“It’s just stupidity and he’ll know himself, as soon as he got that red card he’d have walked off thinking: ‘What am I doing here?’
“He will know he made a huge mistake and probably let everybody down but it’s about how you bounce back from that.
“He’s the captain of the club and he’s going to have to go and show that he deserves to be in that position.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Hutton has hit the nail on the head here – despite what Brown has achieved down the years, he is not immune to criticism.
There could be a suggestion that his time at the club is coming to a sad end, with the likes of Ismaila Soro and David Turnbull coming through as his possible long-term replacements.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience