Scott Brown was a divisive figure in Scottish football. Not for us though. The man was a hero.
But for the rest, many fans detested him because of his success and ability to get under their skin.
None more so than the Rangers fans.
But behind that bravado, there was tragedy. Brown, as we all know, tragically lost his sister to cancer and here, he opens up on the turmoil and the incredible support he received from the club.
As reported by the Daily Record, Brown said, “My form went up and down and that was understandable at the time.
“But, for me, the club was exceptional. Peter Lawwell was brilliant. And there’s not a lot of people that would get phone calls from the CEO just to ask how you are or how the family is doing.
“Tommy was going through the exact same. Tommy was exceptional. On the day he passed away he still managed to send my sister flowers. They arrived on the day Tommy died and that shows you what kind of a man he was.
“You look back and it shows you I made the right decision. I came to a huge family club that wants the best for you, not just on the pitch but away from it as well.
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“After that 18 months the decision to come to Celtic was a no brainer because of the way they looked after my family and the way they looked after myself, with days off when I needed them. The bond between me and Gordon probably became a lot stronger as well. We still speak now and that shows you what kind of character he is.”
Thoughts are always with Broony whenever he recalls this tragic period in his life and you have to give credit to the club who stuck by him through this tragic period in his life.
You Will Never Walk Alone.