Aberdeen skipper Scott Brown insists he is a “little bit embarrassed” to be up for FIFA’s Fair Play award alongside the Denmark players from Euro 2020 and admits all he did was show a “bit of human decency”.
Brown was nominated for his gesture of embracing Rangers star Glen Kamara before an Old Firm game last season following the Ibrox midfielder being racially abused by an opponent during a Europa League tie.
Scott Brown’s gesture of solidarity with Glen Kamara before Celtic v Rangers last year has been nominated for the FIFA Fair Play Award 2021 👏🏼pic.twitter.com/qVTZgQLdik
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) November 23, 2021
The Danish squad and staff were nominated after saving Christian Eriksen’s life during his horrific collapse during Euro 2020, administering CPR and averting what many expected to be a tragic incident.
Brown thinks they’d be a far more fitting pick as he insists his gesture was simply showing Kamara that he had the support of the Celtic dressing room, saying: “I’m obviously very humbled to be nominated for such an award but, if truth be told, I’m also a little bit embarrassed to be mentioned in the same breath as the guys from Denmark.
“Let’s get it right, all I did was show my respect and support to an opponent who had been disgracefully abused just a few days earlier. I was sickened by the incident so shaking his hand was the least I could do.
“It was nothing more than a bit of human decency for someone who deserved to know we were all on his side.
“But the Danish lads were staring catastrophe in the face on that day in Copenhagen. What they did went way above an act of decency, it was truly heroic. Let’s just say, if I had a vote, I’d be giving it to all of them.
“And, as for Glen, I just hope he is never subjected to anything like that ever again.”
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