Celtic pundit Colin Watt has slammed Scott Brown for his performance and red card against Livingston on Wednesday.
Watt appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Bhoys. They talked primarily about the club’s recent 2-2 draw in the Premiership against Livingston and Watt gave his opinion about Brown’s performance and the sending-off. He made it clear that there is no point in Brown playing again for Celtic this season.
Brown came on in the second half of the game and after playing for just five minutes, the midfielder was sent off for lashing out at Jaze Kabia. The Hoops had gone 1-0 behind early in the game, but Mohamed Elyounoussi and Nir Bitton scored once each to make it 2-1, only for Livi to draw level in the second half and the result left Celtic 20 points behind Rangers (as per BBC Sport).
Should Brown never play for Celtic again this season?
Watt slammed Brown, saying that his performance on Wednesday was ‘shambolic’ and he should be doing better as captain.
He said: “Speaking about the red card, that red card was atrocious. I mean, what was Scott Brown thinking about? That is really, really poor. He’s the captain of Celtic Football Club and he comes out and does something like that.
“I don’t care if he’s not been playing for ages or whatever the story is, to come out in a press conference and say that the team’s all behind him and then to come out and deliberately throw your arm at a Livingston player, there was absolutely no reason. It was a shambolic performance there by Scott Brown, who was on the park for five minutes. For me, I don’t see a point in playing him again this season.”
TIF Thoughts on Watt’s comments on Brown…
Brown has made 17 appearances in the Premiership for the Bhoys this season. His last start in the league came in early December against St. Johnstone and since then, all of his appearances have come from the bench. In the league, he has picked up a rating of 6.65 (as per WhoScored).
Having played in all but one game in the league last year for the Hoops, it seems clear that his influence on the park has reduced this season and perhaps he isn’t as important as he used to be. So it isn’t a surprise that Watt doesn’t see the point of him playing again this season, especially since Ismaila Soro has now become a regular.