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Here's the message Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha gave Celtic skipper Scott Brown 'loud and clear' during Old Firm altercation


Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha was far from happy with Scott Brown.

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha was far from happy with Scott Brown.


Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha was far from happy with Scott Brown.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha says he was giving a 'loud and clear' message to Celtic captain Scott Brown during a half-time altercation.

The pair exchanged words as the players left the pitch for the interval and after the game, Sky Sports asked Caixinha what he was saying.

"I just told him, with me on the pitch, I'm not going to allow you to give me an elbow," said Caixinha. "You do it because everyone allows you to do it, but not with me. That's what I said to him - loud and clear.

"I don't care if he got the message. I'm here to face whatever I need to face. When things happen, someone needs to take decisions. I take my decisions. It's the second time in a row I watched this here in Ibrox."

Rangers could have had a penalty on 13 minutes when Morelos was brought down by Simunovic but Caixinha said he didn't want to spend time discussing the referee's decisions.

"I didn't see it yet. I don't comment on those situations. I just analyse it and do it privately. My job is to analyse the team.

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"It's my job to be aware of what's going on in the game and defend my club and my players."

And the boss said his side only have themselves to blame for the 2-0 defeat, disappointed at the nature of the goals they conceded.

He said: "In some moments of the first half, we were a little bit better but conceding the goal at the beginning of the second half with a lot of chances to get the ball out from the box, you realise that you can't commit these types of mistakes. I think the team that wins is the team that commits less mistakes. This moment and the moment after when Morelos (could have) had the equaliser are the two moments of the match for me.

"We could not cope with the second ball. Second ball on the first goal, second ball on the second goal. That's where it came from. After the second goal, things get more difficult.

"We did everything we could to win a football match. It's our fault. To play and lose an Old Firm match is not positive."

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