CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers has slammed the antics of Aberdeen defender Shay Logan in the flashpoint incident that saw Sam Cosgrove sent off.
The Dons substitute lost the plot when he lunged at Scott Brown to earn a straight red card from referee Bobby Madden who had earlier sent off Hoops right-back Mikael Lustig following two bookings.
Brown shrugged off a tackle before Cosgrove flew in with a high boot that saw the midfielder stumble.
As Brown toppled to the ground, Logan fired the ball at him from close range.
Rodgers said: “It’s not a great challenge from the boy who got sent off. It was naughty.
“Logan didn’t set the best example for young players when he twice tried to smash the ball at the player on the floor.
“Fortunately for Scott, he didn’t hurt him.
“Scott is a big-game player, especially in those moments. When it goes to 10 men he revels in it even more.
“Browny is a brilliant leader. He takes it, shrugs it off and gets back up again to dominate the game.”
The Parkhead captain bounced to his feet to take the acclaim of the travelling support.