Celtic captain Scott Brown has claimed rivals would be calling for him to be sent-off and suspended if he’d committed the same tackle as Kilmarnock midfielder Alan Power was responsible for on Jeremie Frimpong last night.
The Hoops won 3-1 against Alan Dyer’s men thanks to goals from Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths and Christopher Jullien, with the only blight of the evening coming late on when Frimpong was stretchered off following a painful-looking clash with Power.
The Killie man, 32, escaped punishment from referee Don Robertson for his lunge on the teenager, with Neil Lennon saying after the final whistle that the injury doesn’t look serious.
However, Brown reckons the reaction would’ve been very different if he had carried out the same challenge on one of his opponents.
Speaking ahead of Celtic’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Ross County on Saturday, via the Sun, Brown said: “I think if I’d done that tackle, it would become reckless, everyone would have surrounded the ref and stuff like that.
“We’ve seen it back and both feet are off the ground.
“If I’m in that situation, there would be a lot of people, a lot of punters, a lot of fans putting pressure on me to get a suspension and to get sent-off.
“I think it’s the levels (of refereeing) we want maintained so that the same thing happens in every single game.”
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