For more than a decade he has been the face of Celtic but today Scott Brown appeared looking very different.
Nine consecutive SPFL titles were lifted, 12 consecutive domestic trophies were raised into the air by the Fifer but never again will he be wearing the green and white in competitive action.
Since the turn of the year there has been a long slow good-bye, accelerated over the last six weeks with a number of last appearances, no more Celtic Park and a final appearance at Hibs.
There has been plenty of media interviews, reflections, time to take stock of the achievements over the 14 years but today it was there. Broonie in red, an Aberdeen player, soon to be an opponent, probably booed at Celtic Park as he clatters into a tackle and emerges with a smile of innocence.
Next season’s Celtic team looks like it will be unrecognisable from the one that finished the 2020/21 season but one opponent will be very familiar when the new term gets underway.
? Brown is red.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) June 9, 2021
Looking down the comments to see Rangers fans are still obsessed.
— Tetraplegic bhoy (@stevenceltic81) June 9, 2021
Just looks all wrong ? strange to see Scott in anything but The Mighty Hoops but good luck on your quest Scotty bhoy see you at paradise in the near future ?
— Billy Robb? (@Wrobb1975) June 9, 2021
He just doesn’t look the same ? I wish you all the best and will miss seeing that stare as you lead the Celtic out the tunnel, will also miss the cheeky wind up merchant on the park, never stop the broony ??
— Lyndsay Mckellar (@MckellarLyndsay) June 9, 2021
To be fair its the nicest Aberdeen shirt for a few years but yeh Broony doesn’t suit it ???
— If You Know The History (@IfYouKnowTheHi1) June 9, 2021
It’s taken his handsomeness away ?
— Witchy ???? (@WitchyOfG21) June 9, 2021
Good luck to our Quadruple Treble Champion Captain
— Raybhoy1888 (@RaymondWoods13) June 9, 2021
No matter how much you look at the photo it will just never look right…
— Ger Rossi (@GerRossi88) June 9, 2021