Anger Over Scott Brown’s Crunching Tackle On Hearts Teenager

Scott Brown has received negative comments from Hearts manager Craig Levein after his challenge on Harry Cochrane.

The 16-year-old was flattened by the Celtic skipper in midfield and was left wriggling in discomfort. The Hearts player had to come off the pitch in a brace after sustaining an injury to his collarbone just 38 minutes in.

He is possibly set to miss at least the next three games though Hearts aren’t sure how bad the injury is yet.

The Hearts manager said, via the Scottish Sun

“I think everybody should get a bit more protection from Scott Brown really. I watched it back and I think Scott had decided after the game at Tynecastle, when Harry bossed him, he wasn’t going to let that happen. I’ve known Scott for a long time and he is aggressive in the way he plays.”

Brown has picked up nine yellow cards this season but was last sent off against Ross County in April, his only red card in three seasons.

Celtic won the game 3-1 and are eleven points clear at the top of the league, while Hearts are in fifth.

Matthew Quinn, Pundit Arena

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