Brazil said: “There are a certain amount of Celtic fans who don’t want Rangers anywhere near them, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s [promotion] got to be good [for Scottish football].”
Brazil, a boyhood Celtic fan who started his career in the Bhoys youth club, shares a different view to the majority of Celtic fans.
Whilst most want to see Rangers stuck in the second tier, easing Celtic’s passage to the title every year, Brazil believes that the increased competition in the top flight can only be good for Scottish football.
The lack of competition in recent years has limited Scotland’s impact on the European stage, and they seem to be getting worse as the years go on.
With Rangers back competing for the title in the Premiership, Celtic would be forced to up their game to continue their dominance, and these improved performances might be enough to push the Bhoys back into the Champions League.
Celtic need to improve for the sake of Scottish football - both domestically and internationally - and Rangers competing with them could catalyse this improvement over the coming years.