Scott Brown is one of those players that football fans love to hate, while simultaneously being a hero to the supporters of the club he’s playing for.
Celtic fans will always have a special place in the hearts for ‘Broony’ because he leads by example on the pitch, always gives 100 per cent and, perhaps most importantly, loves nothing more than taking digs at opposition teams and players.
Brown has made plenty of headlines in Scotland since joining Celtic from Hibernian in 2007 - and at the age of 33, it’s safe to assume that won’t change between now and the day he retires.
The former Scotland international was involved in another cheeky moment against Aberdeen on Saturday afternoon.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes handed a hand-written note on fresh tactics to Graeme Shinnie - a player Brown has had some beef with in the past.
Brown spotted this and reacted by snatching the note before handing it to his own manager, Brendan Rodgers, much to the amusement of Celtic fans.
McInnes reacted to Brown’s antics by labelling him a ’teacher’s pet’, per the Daily Record.
“I could say something but I won’t,” he said. “But what I will say is he ran straight to his manager, didn’t he? Like all good wee boys.
“To be fair what was written on the paper was not anything which was complicated.”
Brown heard what McInnes said about him and made his feelings clear with a post on his Instagram story.
Posting a screenshot to the Daily Record’s original story, the tough-tackling midfielder simply posted five laughing emojis - showing exactly what he thought about McInnes calling him a ‘teacher’s pet’.
Rodgers also had his say on the incident in his post-match press conference.
“It was a bit of respect, really,” the Northern Irish coach said. “There was obviously a bit of banter there.
“I maybe couldn’t have read his writing anyway! It was good fun.”
Celtic won the match 1-0 and rose up to fifth place in the Scottish Premiership table as a result.
Rodgers’ side, who have got off to a surprisingly poor start to the season, find themselves in fifth place, six points behind league-leaders Hearts, after seven games.News Now - Sport News