The Scotland skipper was incensed midway through the second half when the Maltese defender gobbed in his direction
The Scotland skipper was incensed midway through the second half when the Maltese defender gobbed in his direction.
Scott Brown says he was spat on by a Malta defender
Scott Brown alleges Steve Borg, left, spat at him
Borg immediately tried to apologise but Brown was in no doubt his filthy actions were deliberate – even though it was missed by Danish ref Jakob Kehlet.
The Celtic star, who was walking a suspension tightrope because a booking would have seen him miss next month’s crucial clash with Slovakia, insisted: “He did spit on me, he is a horrible b*****d.
“He put his hand up to apologise but I managed to keep my head. He is a horrible b*****d but the main thing was getting the three points.
“Getting the win was the main thing, it was about the team – not about one person or bookings or anything like that.”
Scotland’s 2-0 win coupled with England’s victory over Slovakia means their fate is back in their own hands next month.
And Brown reckons Hampden will be rocking when the two nations go head to head – three days before Scotland’s trip to Slovenia.
Scott Brown was furious despite his side’s win
Scott Brown was fuming with the Malta player
He said: “I thought we played really well, we played our game at our tempo. We were very patient with the ball, that’s what we tried to do and we created chances from that.
“It is a great result from England as well for us. We knew we had to win our game and then just hope they gave us a helping hand.
“I didn’t really notice the cheering, I thought the fans were maybe cheering us for keeping the ball.
“I didn’t know England had been a goal down, we only found that out after the game.
“The Slovakia game will be massive now, hopefully the fans come out and support us next month.”