Rangers forward El-Hadji Diouf has accused Scott Brown of trying to get him sent off and said "no-one knows" the Celtic captain.
Brown received a booking after seemingly provoking Diouf after scoring the second equaliser in the Scottish Cup 2-2 draw at Ibrox on Sunday.
Diouf, currently on loan from Blackburn, believes Brown was simply attempting to attract attention and says he has no reason to respond to the Scotland international.
He told the Scottish Sun: "I refused to react. Why should I react to him? No-one knows him - I'm too big and too strong for him.
"Brown tried all sorts of things to get me sent off. He said some nasty things about me and my family on the pitch - but I am too big for him.
"He just wants publicity because if I react then people are going to say that El-Hadji did something wrong."
Diouf has an uneasy relationship with Celtic having been fined in Glasgow Sheriff Court for spitting at a Bhoys fan during his time at Liverpool.