BRENDAN RODGERS seemed very disappointed with the referee’s decision to send Scott Brown off after scoring the winning goal on the 90th minute at Rugby Park.
The midfielder was already on a yellow card when he put the ball in the back of the net and went to celebrate with the fans. The Celtic captain never went into the stands and was met by fans celebrating a massive title-winning goal, but because he left the pitch, Brown left himself opened to a second bookable offence.
Had Madden been able to read the situation better, perhaps the referee could have shown some common sense as to why the sequence of events took place.
For Brendan Rodgers it was simple, he doesn’t believe his player should have walked.
“It’s always hard to see a player sent off for celebrating a goal..” Rodgers told CelticTV.
“The momentum takes him towards the supporters, it’s a shame.
Celtic will now not have their captain for the Motherwell game next week at Celtic Park.
This was Brown’s second goal in two weeks having not scored in two years previous to that. I think as much as he’ll be annoyed he misses the Motherwell tie but quite happy with his efforts to get all three points on the day.