He’s at Alloa now – but there was once a time when Adam Brown was tasked with helping Diego Maradona at Celtic Park.
The Wasps man is currently gearing up for a League Cup last 16 tie with Hearts on Saturday. But an old clip of him from his days at Celtic and Argentinian football icon Maradona has gone viral.
Arguably the greatest footballer of all time, the legend passed away earlier this week aged 60. Brown had a meeting with him in 2008 when Argentina came to Glasgow, the Alloa star a ball-boy for their training session.
Another star in Fernando Gago had lost a piece of silver on the park and the then-Argentina boss had it handed back to him by Brown. The latter has explained what happened next at Celtic Park.
“When I was a youth player at Celtic I got the privilege to ball-boy at one of Argentina’s training sessions before they played Scotland in a friendly,” said Brown (Sky Sports).
“The players on show that night were incredible. Fernando Gago had chested the ball and broke a medallion off his necklace. Maradona stopped training and we were told to search for it.
“Sure thing, I could see a silver shining in the grass and it was the medallion. Maradona came rushing over, saying ‘thank you, thank you’ and he was calling me his friend.
“Then he just lifted me up in front of all the cameras. I think you can see I’m a wee bit mortified, shocked. But it was crazy and he gave me his hat and gloves after it. He was such a nice man, so happy.”