Scott Bain won’t take any blame for opponents being unable to cope with Celtic’s success.
Over a six week period Hearts, Aberdeen and the club from Ibrox have all had players given first half red cards as they chase shadows against the Treble Treble chasers.
At the end of February Jamie Brandon of Hearts saw red for an in-flight attack on Jeremy Toljan, a month later Alfredo Morelos was booting out at Scott Brown while Dom Ball arrived a split second too late for a challenge to sink his forehead into the face of Ryan Christie leaving him with multiple fractures.
Bizarrely there are some who are blaming Celtic players for ‘winding up’ opponents but that’s an extreme take on players winning football matches and trophies.
Bain has watched it all from a distance and doesn’t need to defend his team-mates.
He told the Daily Record:
The referee got everything spot on last weekend. We just played our own game again.
I don’t know about winding people up but we are used to being in these situations and how important it is to remain cool and calm. The fact we can keep our discipline has stood us in good stead.
Obviously we can’t do anything about the red card on Sunday but we let ourselves down against Rangers with the way we handled playing against 10. But we showed we learned from that and the boys were fantastic.
If there was a sense before we could be got at then there was none left by the end.
Brandon, Morelos and Ball will all be available to play against Celtic in the post split SPFL fixtures.
— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) April 19, 2019