A Rangers fan taunted Celtic captain, Scott Brown, about a heartbreaking family tragedy as he was making his way to the Celtic team bus after their 2-0 win away at Ibrox.
Glasgow clubs, Celtic and Rangers, share one of the most heated rivalries in world football. The animosity that the fans of the two sides have towards is nothing unknown. But sometimes this can take a very ugly form and that exactly what happened on Sunday as a victorious Scott Brown was his way towards the Celtic team bus after the game at Ibrox.
Scott Brown joined Celtic back in 2007 and has been the club captain since February 2010. He has served the club loyally throughout his 12-year tenure, racking up over 500 appearances while lifting 19 trophies as well and will most likely be hanging up his boots at Celtic Park in a few years time as a club legend.
A Celtic man through and through, it is clear why the Scottish international is not popular among the fans of his cross-city rivals. But a Rangers fan’s recent distasteful taunt crossed all limits of human decency as he shouted at the Celtic captain: ‘How’s your sister?’
As many fans will know, Scott Brown’s younger sister Fiona tragically passed away at the age of 21 from cancer back in 2008, shortly after the midfielder had joined Celtic from Hibernian. The midfielder looked stunned and angry as he stared down the fan who had made the disgusting comment. Thankfully, the police intervened quickly while other Rangers fans admonished the man’s actions.
Comments such as the one heard on Sunday has no place in football or in any walk of life. Thankfully, Rangers were able to identify the man who made the sick taunts at Scott Brown and according to the Scottish Sun, he has been banned for life from attending a game at Ibrox. Unfortunately, this was not the only rogue action that took place at the ground after the game on Sunday as Celtic’s Jonny Hayes was also hit by a missile thrown from the home stand while celebrating the team’s victory with the Hoops fans.