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El-Hadji Diouf claimed Scott Brown tried to get him sent off
Rangers forward El-Hadji Diouf has accused Scott Brown of trying to get him sent off and said "no-one knows" the Celtic captain.
Brown received a booking after seemingly provoking Diouf after scoring the second equaliser in the Scottish Cup 2-2 draw at Ibrox on Sunday.
Diouf, currently on loan from Blackburn, believes Brown was simply attempting to attract attention and says he has no reason to respond to the Scotland international.
He told the Scottish Sun: "I refused to react. Why should I react to him? No-one knows him - I'm too big and too strong for him.
"Brown tried all sorts of things to get me sent off. He said some nasty things about me and my family on the pitch - but I am too big for him.
"He just wants publicity because if I react then people are going to say that El-Hadji did something wrong."
Diouf has an uneasy relationship with Celtic having been fined in Glasgow Sheriff Court for spitting at a Bhoys fan during his time at Liverpool.
Its football, players always try to wind each other up in every league in the world. Everyone knows scoring goals annoys the other team better than anything you can say to them, so for that reasone I say great goal celebration. If Diouf scores in the rematch I hope he celebrates in a similar fashion.
Having a pop at Brown in the media, for all to see, and alleging that Brown is no match for a man of Diouf's status is indeed a case of 'Winding him up' prior to 3 up-coming Old firm games....
I did indeed watch the game and I totally agree that Brown was in Diouf's face as much as possible trying to get a reaction. Fair play to Diouf that he kept his cool during that game and I hope that he can do the same from now on as he is a footballer who has some real class to his game.
As for Brown.... we should have sold him 2 years ago when we were offered 9 million for him as now I doubt we would get 1 million!!
@philhogarth Where in your comment do you try to defend Diouf?
You pretty much accuse Diouf of being the one trying to wind Scott Brown up when in fact it was the other way around during Sunday's game(watch the highlights if you've not seen the game).Scott Brown's behaviour was very un-professional.
Yes, Diouf has a bad past, but he's done no wrong while he's been at Rangers.He's done very well in keeping himself under control with everyone and everything trying to take a pop at him since his arrival.
I really cannot believe the standard of literacy on here!! It's unbelievable that so many people north and south of the border cannot spell or even punctuate a sentence!!
As for the article, MSN are just trying to get the inbred bigots to start on each other. Diouf is playing a clever game at trying to stir Brown up ahead of 3 upcoming old firm games trying to get a rise out of him and to be honest I think Brown will be too thick to realise this and will get sent off.
One last thing. Before you all think I am a Rangers fan trying to defend Diouf, I am not. I have been a Celtic supporter all my life and am starting to get fed up with the bigots that plague our game.
Hey Malpaso 65, Manchester was a trashdump before the gers fans got there, and City of Manchester Police were thugs dressed in roit gear spoiling for a fight! they are a disgrace and for every pound you spent to clean up your midden your shopkeepers and pubs made ten, English to****
Yer gran would be better playing for your ain sh*** team either old firm would destroy your lot ya little englander t***