SCOTT BROWN admitted he feels sorry for new Bhoys such as Christopher Jullien and Greg Taylor for not getting the chance to celebrate their first Celtic title.

The £7million French central defender and the £2.25million former Kilmarnock left-back joined the Hoops in the summer and missed out on previous flag days.

Jullien and Taylor plus the likes of Jeremie Frimpong, Hatem Abd Elhamed, Boli Bolingoli and loan stars Mohamed Elyounoussi and Moritz Bauer have not sampled the extraordinary atmosphere in Paradise when another crown has been added to the growing haul of fame.

Neil Lennon’s side, of course, were awarded the club’s ninth successive championship by the SPFL earlier this week when the campaign was called to a permanent halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hoops were leading the top flight by 13 points with eight games to play when the decision was made to bring down the final curtain on the 2019/20 campaign.

Brown, speaking to the Scottish Sun, said: “Boys such as Chris and Greg, they want to enjoy those celebrations, yet everyone is stuck in the house and the medal might get posted to the house.

“I feel for those lads, but they are at the right club and they are going to win other trophies.”

The 34-year-old inspirational onfield leader added: “We have been the best team in Scotland all year.

“In fact, we have been the best team in Scotland for the past eight years before this one, as well.

“The other teams have had 85 per cent of the season to try and catch us and nobody could do it.

“It shows our willingness to keep pushing and keep creating history.”

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