SCOTT BROWN admits he was humbled to listen to about his nomination for the FIFA Truthful Play award, however the former Celtic skipper additionally felt “embarrassed”.
Brown was nominated for the award after his second of solidarity with Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara after he was racially abused in March throughout a Europa League match towards Slavia Prague.
As each units of gamers warmed up earlier than a derby conflict the next week, Brown walked into the Rangers half, shook Glen Kamara’s hand and put his arm round his again.
The Finland internationalist reciprocated as the 2 gamers spoke for just a few moments.
Brown’s second of sophistication is nominated alongside the Danish medical staff and gamers who responded heroically after Christian Eriksen collapsed throughout their Euro 2020 match towards Finland, giving Eriksen rapid and life-saving CPR, making a circle with team-mates to protect the participant from cameras and comforting Christian Eriksen’s spouse.
Claudio Ranieri has additionally been nominated, who, as a gesture of goodwill to the recently-crowned Serie A champions, Inter Milan, obtained his Sampdoria aspect to type a guard of honour for the Inter gamers forward of the sport, a practice he introduced from his time in English soccer and, particularly, when his Leicester Metropolis aspect received the Premier League in 2016.
Brown instructed the Day by day Document: “I’m clearly very humbled to be nominated for such an award however, in fact, I’m additionally a little bit bit embarrassed to be talked about in the identical breath as the blokes from Denmark.
“Let’s get it proper, all I did was present my respect and help to an opponent who had been disgracefully abused only a few days earlier. I used to be sickened by the incident so shaking his hand was the least I might do.
“It was nothing greater than a little bit of human decency for somebody who deserved to know we had been all on his aspect.
“However the Danish lads had been staring disaster within the face on that day in Copenhagen. What they did went method above an act of decency, it was actually heroic. Let’s simply say, if I had a vote, I’d be giving it to all of them.
“And, as for Glen, I simply hope he’s by no means subjected to something like that ever once more.”