KEVIN CLANCY has cleared up confusion over online comments that Scott Brown had been booked TWICE during Celtic’s 2-1 loss at the weekend.

The match official made it clear only Ibrox defender Nikola Katic had been cautioned in the 32nd-minute incident that brought the Hoops their penalty-kick.

The Croatian defender clearly hauled back Christopher Jullien as he attampted to get to a corner-kick from the left. Clancy appeared to flash the yellow card twice in slightly different directions.

There was confusion over the decision and some fans who had watched footage believed the Celtic skipper had gone into the book for a previous clash with James Tavernier.

A yellow for Brown would have meant a second-half dismissal as he picked up a booking from the whistler.

Record Sport Online understands that Clancy raised his card twice because he believed that Katic didn’t see the first booking and wanted to make certain he understood he had gone into the book. Ryan Christie missed the resultant spot-kick.

Katic got the winning goal with a header from a left-wing corner-kick in the 56th minute to give the Govan club their first win at Parkhead since 2010.

Clancy booked seven players and ordered off Alfredo Morelos in stoppage-time after the Colombian received a second yellow for a clear dive.

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