Steven Gerrard ‘proud’ of Celtic’s chic gesture for Glen Kamara as Rangers boss praises Scottish football

Steven Gerrard 'proud' of Celtic's chic gesture for Glen Kamara as Rangers boss praises Scottish football

Proud Steven Gerrard praised Celtic for refusing to take the knee ahead of the Old Firm derby.
The teams and benches stood side by side before kick-off as it felt like kneeling was an empty gesture after Glen Kamara was allegedly racist against Slavia Prague.

Scott Brown also clarified that it was bigger than football as he approached the Rangers midfielder during the warm-up.

And the Ibrox boss credited Celtic and their backroom staff for this stylish move.

He said: “I thought it was class and I thought it was class from both clubs.

“Thank you to everyone who represents Celtic today.

“We knew what we were going to do.

“I spoke to Connor Goldson and James Tavernier on Saturday and they told me what they wanted the team to do and I was 100% behind them.

“We do as a top-down club.

“But it was classy for everyone and it was great to see everyone on board.

“We have to change things and I believe we will eventually. We just have to keep pushing. ”

Clubs across the country also offered their support to Kamara on Saturday.

And Gerrard says he’s never been so proud of Scottish football for taking a stand.

Celtic captain Scott Brown (left) kissing Rangers’ Glen Kamara before match during the Scottish Premiership game between Celtic and Rangers

He added: “Glen has had fantastic support and we as a club have had fantastic support.

“The response from Scottish football has been brilliant.

“I’ve seen other clubs get involved in the last few days and make it clear that they don’t accept it and are trying to make things better.

“It made me very proud to be a part of Scottish football, even more than I had been.

“I’ve always been proud to be a part of the game here, to represent the Rangers and to do this job.

“But the last few days I’ve felt really, really proud given the response from across the country. It has been fantastic.

“It’s different, so thank you to everyone who played a part in it.”


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