Scott Brown was up to his usual shenanigans again last night as his Aberdeen side frustrated Rangers in a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie. It's fair to say 'Broony' has never been the biggest fan of Rangers. The former Celtic captain became a legend at Celtic Park for his passion, crunchy tackles and ability as a wind-up-merchant.
The now 36-year-old Brown is at Aberdeen after leaving Celtic last summer but his distaste for Rangers is still alive as we saw last night as the Dons played the SPL champions and league leaders.
Rangers took the lead in the first half with a strike from Iannis Hagi, but the fun really began after Lewis Ferguson equalised for Aberdeen from the spot in the second half.
Rangers winger Ryan Kent was sent off with ten minutes to go after picking up a second yellow card for a tackle on Scott Brown. As the former Liverpool academy prospect trudged off the field, Brown didn't hesitate to make light of the situation, waving Kent off and laughing at him.
Scott Brown knows the craic. https://t.co/A9ayjH5kfB
— Piarais Mac Alastair (@piarais91) January 18, 2022
The tough-tackling midfielder then got into it with Rangers captain James Tavernier towards the end of the match as Aberdeen frustrated Rangers, holding them to a 1-1 draw.
Scott Brown and Rangers, an all-time beefpic.twitter.com/LTyKkq1CTc
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) January 19, 2022
Brown backed up his winding-up with a solid performance as he was awarded BBC's man of the match. It's the second time this season that Brown has shone against Rangers as he scored for the Dons in a 2-2 draw at Ibrox in October.
The draw means Rangers' lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership is now four points with bitter rivals Celtic breathing down their necks. They haven't missed a step since Steven Gerrard left in November to take up the managerial role at Aston Villa. They've only lost once since the Liverpool legend left and have continued the momentum Gerrard built at the start of the season.