Steven Naismith produced a disgraceful foul on Scott Brown during Hearts 1-3 Celtic


Celtic came from behind at Tynecastle to beat Hearts 3-1 in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon.

Kyle Lafferty’s brilliant volley put the hosts in front in the 18th minute - but Dedryck Boyata headed in an equaliser just three minutes later.

Second-half goals from Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair secured victory for the runaway league leaders.

Despite winning 3-1, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was fuming about the state of the Tynecastle pitch.

“We couldn’t play our normal game today," said Rodgers in his post-match interview.

“The pitch I’m actually embarrassed with to be honest in relation to Scottish football.

“For Scottish football and standards we’re trying to create throughout the country, like I said, the pitch was so long you could see the players couldn’t pass on it."

Naismith assaults Scott Brown

On loan from Norwich City, Hearts forward Steven Naismith spent five years at Rangers and produced a couple of disgusting challenges on his former rivals during Sunday's 3-1 defeat.

The 31-year-old Scotland international quite clearly stamped on Scott Brown's groin - and he didn't even bother to apologise.

Incredibly, Naismith finished the game without being booked.


Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton made some scathing comments about the former Rangers player on TV.

“Disgraceful challenge," said Sutton on BT Sport. “That is a red card. He [Naismith] stamps on Scott Brown and he knows exactly what he is doing.


“He should have been red carded twice in the half. I don’t know what the assistant is doing. He has a clear look at it.

“If he had showed that intent at Norwich City maybe he would have got a game for them.

“He should have been off twice. Coward.”

Naismith, who has one year remaining on his contract at Norwich, will surely be slapped with a retrospective ban from the SFA.

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