Celtic captain Scott Brown named among world’s ‘seven most evil footballers’

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The antagonist was listed as among players who use the “art of darkness” to win games on Brazilian site Boa Informacao.

Ex-Liverpool villain Luis Suarez, former Chelsea bad-boy Diego Costa and Real Madrid’s rough-house defender Sergio Ramos were also named.

Describing Brown, it said: “Born of the coals of blood, sweat and tears, his story is that of the Scot who could do some dangerous things in the field to defend his love for victory.

“He remains the most expensive player transferred between two Scottish clubs, and even at the age of 33, it is still easy to see why.”

The article also states how “sometimes the lines between right and wrong can be confused in the pursuit of victory”.

Celtic captain Scott Brown named among'seven most evil footballers'

TAUNTING: Scott Brown gets in the face of Ache Ikpeazu (Pic: GETTY)

It comes after the Celtic hero riled the club’s bitter enemy Rangers by celebrating in front of their travelling support in the Hoops’ 2-1 victory in March.

In that ferocious Glasgow derby, Rangers hot-head Alfredo Morelos was sent off for an elbow on Brown after he clipped his heels.

The Scot was then punched by Gers star Ryan Kent, before his celebration sparked a wild on-pitch brawl that led to the sending off of Rangers star Andy Halliday.

Since then, Brown has been accused of “lacking class” after his antics following the Bhoys’ 2-1 Scottish Cup final win over Hearts.

After Brown was booked for taunting Hearts star Ache Ikpeazu, ex-Gers star Steven Thompson said: “I think a lack of sportsmanship is a word I would use.

Scott Brown named among'evil footballers'

ANTAGONIST: Scott Brown is known to rile up opponents (Pic: GETTY)

“He’s got such a decorated career. He’s been such a phenomenal footballer, he really has and still is.

“And there is no need to act in that manner. We don’t know what was being said to him by the Hearts players.

“But as Scott (McDonald) is right, there are more important things to do. Go celebrate with your supporters, team-mates and enjoy the occasion

“Like Michael (Stewart) I don’t think there it’s a massive issue but it just lacked a wee bit of sportsmanship.

Scott Brown

CELEBRATION: Scott Brown in front of Rangers fans at Celtic Park (Pic: GETTY)

“There is nothing more frustrating than losing a cup final. The Hearts players would have been, especially with how close they were to winning that final, absolutely dejected.

“So to have Brown rub it in their faces, yeah it lacked class.”

Also on the list was ex-Real Madrid monster Pepe, Giorgio Chiellini and departing Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera.

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