Celtic started their Scottish Premier League campaign with a 2-1 win over Hearts at the Tynecastle Stadium during the weekend and it was a late goal from new signing Scott Sinclair that handed the Hoops the victory from the encounter.
The match proved to be a tough battle for Celtic though and despite taking the lead early on with a fine strike from James Forrest, the Bhoys were pegged back through a Jamie Walker goal from the penalty spot in the 36th minute.
The penalty award was a very contentious one though as Walker went down inside the box despite minimum to no contact from Celtic defender Kieran Tierney and the Hoops’ players were visibly very angry at the decision.
While the controversy did not prove to be costly at the end as Sinclair grabbed the winner, Celtic captain Brown was still unhappy following the game and went on to slam Walker.
The 31-year-old pulled no punches by branding Walker a ‘cheat’ and added that there is no place for such players in the game.
Brown was quoted saying by the Daily Mail, “He (Walker) is really good at that, he should be at Rio. Dive, cheat – what else can you say? The referee has come out at half-time and said he got it completely wrong.
“He has made the decision but he hasn't seen it and the linesman hasn't put his flag up either. The wee guy dives and you have to expect that. There was loads of intent to go down. Kieran Tierney has pulled out of the tackle, his arms are up, he has ran away, and the referee hasn't seen it.
“Kieran didn't even know it was a penalty at the time. He has turned around and got a shock when the referee has pointed for it. Sometimes there is no place in football for cheats and that has been a couple of times here now.”