CELTIC legend Tom Boyd reckons Scott Brown is British football’s most marked man.
And the former Hoops skipper insists rival players are zeroing in on the 32-year-old midfielder as witnessed by recent assaults by Aberdeen’s Sam Cosgrove, Ross County’s Andrew Davies and Hearts’ Steven Naismith.
Boyd said: “Scott is the most targeted man in Britain. It looks like there’s a vendetta against him with some of the tackles going in.
“Some players go out with that intention. But if it’s about trying to intimidate him it’s not going to happen. He’s not easily wound up and is able to handle himself.”
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But, after watching Naismith’s foul on Brown that earned him a two-match retrospective ban, Boyd said: “The Hearts challenge was nasty and, thankfully, it just caught the fleshy part of Scott’s leg.
“He’s the kind of guy you love if he’s in your team. But opposition players certainly don’t. Kieran Tierney has probably been up there as well this season.
“Some of it is over the top like Ryan Bowman’s high challenge in the Motherwell game back in February.”
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