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It's all on me: Celtic captain Scott Brown apologises for liking negative tweet directed at Neil Lennon after Champions League exit

Celtic captain Scott Brown.
Celtic captain Scott Brown.

Scott Brown has said supporter frustrations should be direction towards him rather than manager Neil Lennon as the Celtic captain apologised for some accidental social media activity.

The Hoops were beaten 4-3 by CFR Cluj at Celtic Park on Tuesday night, ousted from the Champions League and dumped into the Europa League Play-Offs.

Manager Neil Lennon admitted that the club would have to accept inevitable criticism in the wake of the disappointing result but there was some surprise on social media when a screenshot circulated of captain Scott Brown's 'liked' tweets.

Among them was a tweet that read: “LENNON come on to f**k your to blame you played McGregor at LB didn’t you learn when BR played him n look you’ve made him look awful when he’s a magnificent player tell ya some of the players even @ScottBrown8 need to say to lennon hes to blame this time and Chris benched REALLY.”

However, Brown soon apologised and explained that the sentiments expressed did not represent his own views on the club's management.

"Was just flicking through Twitter must (have) touched the button by accident," he tweeted. "Not my style to slag anyone off on Twitter. I am fully behind the manager and all the players are as well. If anyone should be getting a slagging or abuse it’s all on me tonight as didn’t perform. Sorry".

Celtic host Dunfermline Athletic in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

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