The Celtic captain announced his retirement from Scotland on Friday.
Brown is keen to focus his efforts on playing for Celtic
It's fair to say that Scott Brown's retirement from international football has generated something of a mixed reaction.
The Scottish Football Association confirmed the 31-year-old's decision not to lead his country into the upcoming World Cup qualifiers though their official website on Friday.
Brown made his international debut under Walter Smith against the United States in a 1-1 draw in November 2005.
The news brings an end over a decade of international football for the midfielder, who made his debut under Walter Smith in the 1-1 draw with the USA in November 2005.
He retires having never appeared at a major international tournament, with Scotland having failed to qualify for a World Cup or European Championship since 1998.
After missing a significant chunk of last season with a knee injury, Brown is subsequently keen to place a greater focus on his career with Scottish Premiership champions Celtic.
Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers was one of the first to react to the news, telling Celtic's official website: “It’s obviously a very difficult decision for him as he’s a passionate man about his country. He’s skipper there and there’s Gordon as manager, who he’s very close with. It was obviously a really tough decision.
“I think for him it’s the right move. He’s into that final chapter of his career and he’s still got a number of years left in him yet and he’ll want to give those best times to Celtic. When you’ve been a player playing 60-70 games a season over the last few years, you need to look after your body. It’s probably just come at the right time for him.
"For Scott it’s obviously sad when it comes to an end but it’s certainly good news for Celtic and the club's supporters as it means he can be physically and mentally right for playing for Celtic for the next numbers of years.”
Brown has always been something of a divisive figure in Scottish football and his decision to step down from international football sparked something of a mixed response from fans on social media platform Twitter, with some seemingly glad to see the back of the former skipper.
@ScottishFA Turning his back on his country. Good cause he's been pish. Still a disgrace though, should be honoured to play for Scotland— The Famous Aberdeen (@TheFamousReds) August 19, 2016
.@ScottishFA I thought Scotland had retired from international football years ago— Leezus (@LeeBaillie_) August 19, 2016
However, other fans were a little more positive about Brown's time in a Scotland shirt.
@ScottishFA shocked by this and a bit premature to be honest— Andy Colley (@colley_andy) August 19, 2016
In the navy blue of our country I've loved watching Scott Brown though. Never gave anything less than 100%, never went hiding.— Pie and Bovril (@pieandbov) August 19, 2016
scott brown never the most technically gifted but always gave his all and 50 caps is brilliant for scotland, time for the youth to step up— Adam Maxwell (@1999_adam) August 19, 2016