SCOTT BROWN admits he was humbled to hear about his nomination for the FIFA Fair Play award, but the former Celtic skipper also felt "embarrassed".

Brown was nominated for the award after his moment of solidarity with Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara after he was racially abused in March during a Europa League match against Slavia Prague.

As both sets of players warmed up before a derby clash the following week, Brown walked into the Rangers half, shook Glen Kamara’s hand and put his arm around his back.

The Finland internationalist reciprocated as the two players spoke for a few moments.

Brown's moment of class is nominated alongside the Danish medical team and players who responded heroically after Christian Eriksen collapsed during their Euro 2020 match against Finland, giving Eriksen immediate and life-saving CPR, creating a circle with team-mates to shield the player from cameras and comforting Christian Eriksen's wife.

Claudio Ranieri has also been nominated, who, as a gesture of goodwill to the recently-crowned Serie A champions, Inter Milan, got his Sampdoria side to form a guard of honour for the Inter players ahead of the game, a tradition he brought from his time in English football and, specifically, when his Leicester City side won the Premier League in 2016.

Brown told the Daily Record: “I’m obviously very humbled to be nominated for such an award but, if truth be told, I’m also a little bit embarrassed to be mentioned in the same breath as the guys from Denmark.

“Let’s get it right, all I did was show my respect and support to an opponent who had been disgracefully abused just a few days earlier. I was sickened by the incident so shaking his hand was the least I could do.

“It was nothing more than a bit of human decency for someone who deserved to know we were all on his side.

“But the Danish lads were staring catastrophe in the face on that day in Copenhagen. What they did went way above an act of decency, it was truly heroic. Let’s just say, if I had a vote, I’d be giving it to all of them.

“And, as for Glen, I just hope he is never subjected to anything like that ever again.”