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‘RIVALS JEALOUS OF BROWN,’ INSISTS RODGERS

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BRENDAN RODGERS insists Scott Brown gets under the skin of opposition players and supporters because they are jealous.

The Celtic skipper was caught on camera during the 2-0 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday celebrating after a three-pronged assault on him culminated with Sam Cosgrove being sent off.

Rodgers said: “I think after the tackle he was just happy that he could get up!

“The adrenalin was obviously pumping at that time. It was one of the funny moments of the season. It was very good.

‘”There’s no doubt he does get a bit of attention. I think he enjoys it.

“It’s one where the more people come after him, he really brings his game up.

“That’s always the worry for other teams. He’s so competitive.

“We have a very young side, but they realise what Scott does for them. When he needed that support, they were all there for him.

“He is just an outstanding competitor and this decision (to retire from Scotland) will keep his career going here for a few years.”

 
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