Steven Gerrard Believes Scott Brown Should Have Been Punished For ‘Provoking’ Big Incidents

Steven Gerrard Believes Scott Brown Should Have Been Punished For ‘Provoking’ Big Incidents

Steven Gerrard believes Scott Brown should have been punished for ‘provoking’ the big incidents in Celtic’s 2-1 win over Rangers.

It was a hugely entertaining game at Celtic Park this afternoon as Neil Lennon’s men won to move 13 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

And while the three goals were all very impressive and the result itself will be spoken about a lot, it’s the off-the-ball incidents in the game that will dominate headlines.

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Alfredo Morelos was sent off after 31 minutes for elbowing Scott Brown, forcing Gerrard’s men to play the remainder of the game with 10 men.

They almost went down to nine men right after Celtic’s winning goal too as Ryan Kent appeared to lash out at Brown, but referee Bobby Madden dished out no punishment.

At the full-time whistle, Brown was again involved as Andy Halliday took exception to him celebrating close to the Rangers supporters.

And in his post-match Sky Sports interview, Gerrard insisted Brown should have been punished for his involvement in provoking those incidents.

Gerrard said: “You’re playing against a player who loves to antagonise. Morelos and Kent are both provoked

“Celtic fans have the right to celebrate but to do it right in your face, Halliday has the right to protect his own people.

“The guy who antagonised it all from the beginning deserves to be punished as well. When you’re provoked, it’s only fair that both sides get punished in my view.

“We’ve hurt ourselves badly this season with a lack of discipline. I’ve given my players the benefit of the doubt on too many times. Morelos has asked me for a chat, and that will be picked up.”

With the win, Celtic are now 13 points clear at the top of the Premiership and you have to assume that’s the title race over.

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