At Ibrox this Saturday Rangers face a very tough challenge in trying to beat Celtic for the first time this season and it seems that task is set to be even harder after the Hoops learned that captain Scott Brown can in fact play against Pedro Caixinha’s men.
The SFA have overturned a red card Brown received for a challenge on Liam Boyce against Ross County two weeks ago, reducing it to a yellow card.
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) April 27, 2017
That means the Celtic man will now likely be in the starting XI for this Saturday’s big derby between the two clubs at Ibrox.
The 31 year old has been a massive part of Brendan Rodgers’ side this season, starting a massive 50 games, more than any other player in the squad. He was in exceptional form at Hampden recently too, bossing the game against the Light Blues.
It’s a decision that has angered Rangers fans greatly, many simply not understanding how the governing body could have arrived at their decision.
They took to Twitter to vent their frustration…
@ScottishFA As a youth/ammy ref that's an incredible decision.Ticked all the boxes for SFP. Out of control lunge & scissors motion.Makes our job harder
— Stuart MacDonald (@superstar304) April 27, 2017
@ScottishFA he practically went out his way to assault the player ,anyhoos you have set a precedent down,this case shall be used in the future
— The Original Fraggle (@Rickster1873) April 27, 2017
@ScottishFA An absolutely horrendous decision from a corrupt and incompetent organisation. Hounded by a despicable club with no shame.
— standidlyumptious (@stan0437) April 27, 2017
@ScottishFA Did Lawwell make this decision?
— Damien Speirs (@Damien1872) April 27, 2017
@ScottishFA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I thought the refs and SFA were against Celtic?
— Liam (@Liamwatp) April 27, 2017
@ScottishFA Not even trying to hide the fact Lawwell calls the shots anymore
— John7⃣Kennedy (@John7Kennedy) April 27, 2017