Brendan Rodgers was getting it in the neck from Celtic supporters once again last night regarding a Leicester City Q&A.
The Northern Irishman led Celtic to back-to-back trebles. He also had the Hoops eight points clear at the top of the Premiership and on course for a treble treble too.
And whilst his achievements will forever be engrained in Celtic’s history, Rodgers’ departure still hasn’t gotten any less sour.
The former Liverpool and Swansea boss was down in the Premier League in a heartbeat once interest from Leicester had come up. And with big games coming up for the Hoops, it was a poor show from him. Hoops fans haven’t taken the move lightly, and were back on Twitter to criticise Rodgers during a Leicester Q&A.
Brendan Rodgers Bingo:
Mention fan favourite.
Mention emotional attachment towards club.
Tell some fabricated stories.
Claim to have named son after former player.
Generally be a snake. https://t.co/zHWGlIuVSu
— Stand up for Celtic (@StandForCeltic) April 10, 2019
No problems with Leicester at all, a great wee club and I was delighted when they won the league but seeing Rodgers in those pictures reminds me of the lies he spilled while doing the same Q&A at Celtic. Don't trust him Leicester fans, he'll screw you over as well.
— Pablo Fanque_7 (@PabloFanque_7) April 10, 2019
No one is criticising Leicester here. Rodgers *is* a snake. If he’d seen his job through at Celtic and gone to you in the summer there’d be no problem with it.
— Daniel O'Connell 🇮🇪+🏴=🍀 (@DanielOConnel18) April 11, 2019
Seriously, Brendan Rodgers makes my skin crawl now 🐍
— Colm (@ColmCeltic) April 10, 2019
“There is not a place I could be in this world right now where I’d be happier in my football life and personal life." "I've come to Celtic to build something special here. I'm really happy in my life and want to keep developing the club"
Brendan Rodgers (Apr 2017) fkn snake!!
— Steven King (@StevenK00182694) April 10, 2019
Given Rodgers’ record when it comes to loyalty, it’s only a matter of time until a fan of another club says the same thing to that Leicester supporter.
— Gerard Donaghy (@Gerard_Donaghy) April 11, 2019
Yous are all mugs if you believed anything this snake said. He'll be off to a bigger club at the drop of hat if someone comes calling. DON'T BELIEVE A WORD HE SAYS.
— A Celtic Supporter (@Henrik0707) April 10, 2019
Don’t believe a word he says, complete fraud!
— Kevin C (@kevbhoy25) April 10, 2019
Scenes as Brendan Rodgers arrives for Q&A with Leicester season ticket holders…. pic.twitter.com/Epfjkd6Zm2
— Fitzy 🍀 (@Fitzy_07) April 10, 2019
Rodgers is being proved 100% wrong
One of the key talking points from Rodgers’ first presser at Leicester was his belief that Celtic fans were just worried. He seemed to believe that all of the criticism he received was in the heat of the moment.
Yet, here we are nearly two months from the move, and supporters haven’t changed their minds. There’s still an overwhelming feeling of betrayal in Rodgers; departure. It came across as opportunistic, and at the expense of the club he claimed to love so much.
It makes you wonder if Rodgers will ever stop receiving criticism from the Celtic support. This was a move that left the support as hurt as they’ve felt in a long time. Perhaps not since Mo Johnston’s move to Rangers have the fans felt such betrayal from one man.
Rodgers once laughably said that he could return one day as Celtic manager. At this stage, that’s looking as popular a verdict as Kenny Miller having one last spell at Parkhead.
This decision to leave Celtic could continue to haunt him yet. Supporters won’t be letting this go anytime soon, and Rodgers can expect plenty of future criticism for the move both short-term and long-term.
It’s safe to say he likely won’t step inside Parkhead again. If he did it would take some amount of guts with the anger many still have towards him.