Celtic midfielder Scott Brown has been a regular for club and country for over ten years now.
He’s had an enormously successful career at the Hoops and while Scotland have ultimately failed in every one of their major tournament qualifying campaigns, in recent times the midfielder has been one of the nation’s stand-outs.
Reports from The Daily Record this morning suggest he is set to continue his relationship with the national team, should Gordon Strachan not be removed from his post by the SFA.
That news hasn’t gone down particularly well with Scotland supporters, who feel he’s showing a lack of loyalty to the country and instead purely showing loyalty to his manager.
With fans growing tired of Strachan’s reign, even people who recognise Brown’s worth to the team are ready to say goodbye to the Celtic midfielder if it means he continues as manager.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Brown staying on…
A ‘talent’ such as Scott Brown shouldn’t get to dictate when he plays for a national team, never mind dictate who is manager.
— Derek Stevenson (@DS_dieci) October 11, 2017
Scott Brown, not content with picking and choosing international games, now wants to pick and choose international managers. Brilliant.
— Ewan Murray (@mrewanmurray) October 11, 2017
Here's an idea. Get rid of both Scott Brown and Strachan. Two utter failures on the international stage.
— Chris Park (@parkovanbasten) October 11, 2017
The old pals act again, you’d think Scott brown is a messi or a ronaldo making those demands, get rid of both and move on! https://t.co/YzXfewcia2
— Craig Russell (@russell2607) October 11, 2017
If the price for having Scott Brown stay on with Scotland is we have to keep Gordon Strachan then I’m afraid Scott can retire. #gtf
— Stephen McKerron (@StephenMcKerro1) October 11, 2017
Scott Brown will be 34 a few months after the Euro 2020 qualifiers begin. Not realistic for him to be a significant factor in that campaign
— Narey's Toepoker (@Nareystoepoker) October 11, 2017
You should want to play for your country no matter who the boss is. It's Scotland he'd be representing not Strachan
— Owen Scott (@ozcjfc) October 11, 2017
Disgraceful never mind loyalty to Strachan where’s his loyalty to his country, we don’t need players who obviously don’t wanna play for us
— Graham Cameron (@GramC1984) October 11, 2017