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This drop ball in the Old Firm Derby is absolutely peak Scottish football

Rangers and Celtic rolled back the years

Some aspects of football set the purists’ pulses racing that bit more than the usual stuff.

Outfield players going on goal? Absolutely.

Old school contested drop balls? Oooooh yes.

Beautiful

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Beautiful

And we saw a perfect example of the latter in arguably the most toxic derby in British football yesterday.

Rangers got the better of Old Firm rivals Celtic for the first time in 14 meetings thanks to a Ryan Jack goal which has duly blown the Scottish Premiership title race wide open.

Jack attack

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Jack attack

But it was another glorious moment in the first half which really caught our attention.

Scott Brown, unsurprisingly, was at the heart of it.

The great flag bearer of Scottish football was pitted against Rangers’ Scott Arfield to win a drop ball.

But it wouldn’t be Brown – or the Old Firm in general – without it getting all a bit kung-fu, with the Celtic captain animatedly booting both Arfield and Daniel Candeias up in the air.

More of this please lads.

The more the lines are blurred between the professionals and Sunday League, the better.


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