The media fallout from captain Scott Brown’s last minute red card at Ross County on Sunday has been nothing short of sensational.

Pundits, ex-players and so called fans alike, have been queuing up to put the boot, metaphorically, into Broonie, with a rhetoric that suits their preconceived agenda.

Quotes of ‘old Scott Brown’ are being thrown about like confetti, as if he was some sort of on the park hitman.

And the very notion that the club are, quite rightly, appealing his sending off, has put the usual suspects among the Celtic hating fraternity into meltdown, conveniently forgetting one of their favourites used the exact tactic to escape punishment not too long ago. (Kiernan)

All this means that Scott Brown, the bogeyman, will be available for selection on Sunday for our game against the new club in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

The very same ‘bogeyman’ who has played over 400 games in the last ten years for Celtic, and only received his marching orders on just four occasions, and to be honest, two of those, like Sunday were questionable.

Therefore the image the media wish to portray of this marauding, hacking thug, certainly isn’t the reality of Scott Brown.

Maybe they’re getting him mixed up with Souness?