Brendan Rodgers comments on Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha confronting Celtic's Scott Brown

Pedro Caixinha, Manager of Rangers reacts during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha confronted Celtic's Scott Brown at half-time of the first Old Firm meeting of the season at Ibrox.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic is congratulated by manager Brendan Rodgers as he is substituted during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium...

Brendan Rodgers has told The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT (broadcast on 25th September 2017; 7:57 am) that he was surprised when he saw footage of Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha confronting Celtic skipper Scott Brown during the first Old Firm meeting of the season.

The clash at Ibrox saw Celtic take the spoils once again as goals from Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths saw the Hoops come away with a 2-0 victory.

Pedro Caixinha, Manager of Rangers reacts during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

But it was events off the pitch which seemed to take as many of the headlines as Caixinha squared up to Brown as the players left the pitch at the interval after taking exception to a clash between the Bhoys midfielder and Gers striker Alfredo Morelos where Brown appeared to throw an arm out at the Colombian.

But Rodgers suggested that he was surprised to see the incident and added that it was a disappointing moment in the game.

Scott Brown of Celtic celebrates victroy after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

"I didn't see it until afterwards to be honest. Obviously, I was surprised when I saw it because at half-time, as a manager you want to get in as quick as you can, it's a vital period for you, you've got to get the message to your players and get ready for that," he told The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT.

"I think that Browny's been absolutely outstanding since I've been here and all seven games [against Rangers], he's a big game player, and in particular at Ibrox, he's been outstanding.

"I've only seen it afterwards, and it's not something you really want to see to be honest as a manager, you want to get in."

Though games between Celtic and Rangers need no additional edge to them, it will be interesting to see whether the clash between Caixinha and Brown develops and has further chapters as the campaign goes on, perhaps becoming an ongoing narrative while the two men are involved in the rivalry. 

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