Scott Brown has told Motherwell that they need to sort out the home support at Fir Park before a serious incident occurs.

The Hoops skipper joked that he made a £1 and bagged a packet of chewits on Wednesday night – but took a more serious note when he maintained that it is a matter of time before a player or fan is injured by coins being thrown from the stand.

Brown and Hoops striker Leigh Griffiths had coins thrown in their direction, with Brown claiming that it is becoming a familiar routine whenever they go to Fir Park.

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“You don’t hear anything about coins launched in people’s direction and trying to injure people,” said Brown. “That all gets thrown under the carpet and they focus on two decisions.

“I made a pound. There was a coin, strawberry chewits – I picked them up too! It isn’t showing a great example, especially when there are kids there. If they misplace that coin and it hits a kid or someone else on the head and you don’t want that but eventually someone will get hit.

“There was a few times it happened. It was at throw-ins and a few times with Griff taking a corner. It is always from that same section. You think they would eventually move those fans around to stop it happening.

“It is starting to become part and parcel of going there now. It is a great place to go and play football because the fans are on top of one another but you can’t be launching things. If we do anything then we would have a bad reputation if we had to throw something back but they can do it for 90 minutes.

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“Eventually someone will (get injured)," he said. "Someone will get hit on the head, or something, with a coin. Until that happens, probably no-one will do anything about it."

While Motherwell were angered at the penalties given against them at Hampden and at Fir Park on Wednesday night, Brown has accused the Fir Park club of focusing on the two incidents which affected them but ignoring that which did not reflect favourably on them.

“Louis Moult dived and we managed to score an own-goal from it – you don’t hear anything about that,” said Brown. “He said I dragged him back and I definitely didn’t. I have seen it back and it is shoulder to shoulder.

And the Celtic skipper also took a pop at the SPFL for their scheduling of back-to-back league games between the teams.

Wednesday night’s game was a replay of a postponement of the fixture when both clubs were involved in the Betfred League Cup semi-finals but a more sensible slot could have been found for the game to take place, according to the Celtic captain.

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With three games in quick succession it would appear likely that there is always the danger of personal and collective issues being carried forward from one game to the next.

“The SPFL have put us in that position,” he said. “After winning a cup, you play the same team two and a half days later. It shouldn’t really happen.

“I know the fixtures are building up but there is plenty of time after Christmas.

“If you look at our schedule all the way through December as well, for them to throw an extra game in for us? They are supposed to be helping us as well.

“I’m not surprised by it. Because it’s the SPFL. There was no explanation given. If you asked Motherwell or ourselves, we would want some time off after a cup final. As the winners, you would like time to enjoy it - not to be thrown right in at the deep end again against the same opponent.

“We could play more games at the end of January or towards the end of the season, before the split. There will be plenty of time.

“You would think they would try and help us out with our Champions League game coming up next week, because it’s good for Scottish football if we do well.

“We don’t get a lot of time off in the summer. So if they could make a bit easier around the European fixtures, it would be much appreciated.”