SCOTT BROWN knows Celtic weren’t good enough on Sunday against Livingston and accepts Ryan Christie’s sending off was entirely just.
However, the Celtic captain can’t swallow the double standards when it came too late on in the match against Livingston. Again, Broony admitted the game had gone and it wouldn’t have made a difference to the scoreline BUT Livingston’s Keighan Jacobs should have seen red for his late lunge on Jonny Hayes.
The player’s two feet left the ground as he flew in on the Irishman late on – considering the game was almost over and the player was wide, it’s crazy the challenge was made. It was up there with Ryan’s sending off – however – Collum brandished a yellow for Jacobs and let him stay on the pitch. Ajer was yellow carded for giving Collum an earful for his leniency – which is a joke in itself.
Some supporters won’t care about Collum’s decision but it speaks to a wider picture and it’s important these decisions are challenged.
“I’ve not seen it back, but I saw the late tackle over on the far side. It was a two-footed lunge as well. At that time the game is gone anyway, but you’ve got to be consistent.” Brown told SunSport.
“Ryan is not trying to hurt anybody. It’s not in his nature, he is a great lad, very honest. It’s one of those and we should try and dig him out a little bit more because of how well he has done for us this season.”
Celtic lost 2-0 on the day to a dogged Livingston side who lured Celtic in and played their game plan to perfection. It’s back to the drawing board for the Hoops as they look to reclaim top spot in the coming weeks after the international break.