KIERAN TIERNEY insists Celtic skipper Scott Brown came in for some rough treatment in the controversial 2-2 draw against Ross County in Dingwall yesterday.
The Hoops midfielder was red-carded in stoppage-time by referee Don Robertson who appeared to lose the plot after gifting the Highlanders a late penalty-kick.
Alex Schalk – who now faces a ban after taking an obvious dive to win the spot-kick – fooled the match official as he went down when there was no tackle from Erik Sviatchenko.
Liam Boyce drilled in the equaliser and, only moments later, was booked for a dangerous challenge on Brown.
Schalk then had a dig at the Hoops captain, but the match official and his assistants missed the incident.
Brown wasn’t so lucky with his lunge at Boyce that earned him an immediate red card, although he will be able to face Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday with the champions certain to appeal the decision.
But Tierney, who scored the opening goal, defended his team-mate and said: “Decisions go against you and there were a few in that game.
“Broony had been kicked up in the air twice and nothing happened then.
“We’ve got good players in every single position, but Scott has been a rock for us this season.
“Whatever happens we just have to deal with it, but we were disappointed.
“We conceded two goals and we’ll be looking to fix that at Hampden.”

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