Brown relished celebrations

Celtic skipper labels booking 'best of his life'

Brown: No regrets

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Scott Brown insists he has no regrets over celebrating Celtic's equaliser against Rangers directly in front of El-Hadji Diouf.

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The Bhoys skippr had been wound up by Gers' loan star throughout the Scottish Cup clash and he took the chance to respond after curling home a delightful left-footed shot to level the game at two apiece.

However, instead of immediately running to the away end at Ibrox he turned to Diouf with his arms aloft, actions that saw him given a yellow card by match referee Calum Murray.

Brown has described the booking as the 'best of his life' but has denied he was trying to provoke a reaction from the Senegalese winger and that it was just banter between players.

Response

"He wanted to drag me into a battle and I was quite happy to oblige him. I think I came out of it on top and he knows it," Brown said in the Daily Record.

"I don't want to go into detail about what he said about my family. It was crude and it was vulgar but that's up to him.

"Yes, I did respond to him but what did he expect?"

Brown added: "The celebration was brilliant and I don't regret it in the slightest. It was the best booking I've had in my life.

"I wasn't trying to make him snap or get him sent off. It was all just a bit of banter as far as I was concerned.

"I've been wound up by loads of people on the park and I've done it to more than my fair share of opponents as well. It's part of the game."