Celtic boss Neil Lennon has very little sympathy for Rangers manager Steven Gerrard as the fallout from last Sunday's derby continues.
This week Gerrard accused Celtic of "playing the victim card" and said Scott Brown had been provoking his players. It prompted Lennon to defend Brown in his Friday morning club TV broadcast but he did not address Gerrard.
"My players have been exemplary, absolutely exemplary, under immense provocation themselves. Scott Brown has nothing to defend himself for. I think his treatment on the pitch was nothing short of disgraceful.
"He has been elbowed, he has been hit in the face, but he takes it, stands up to it, and comes back for more. That's the character of the man. You get the usual nonsense and trying to put the same eggs in one basket. We are totally exempt from any blame for this whatsoever."
He instead reserved criticism of the Rangers boss until the afternoon when he addressed the matter during his press conference.
The only rational thing Steven Gerrard has said this week is that they played the best team in the country on Sunday.
We should be talking about our form since the turn of the year. The players play the game the right way and within the laws of the game.
Brown was struck by two different players during the game, Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent. He has been since been accused of breaching the rule that players must act in the best interests of football.