"Incredible"; Brendan Rodgers' comments on class and humility is one bad joke to Celtic fans
The Celtic supporters were left with their jaws dropped after Brendan Rodgers’ ironic lecture on class and humility.
The Leicester City manager told Sky Sports that the Hoops should show class and give Rangers a guard of honour on Sunday. That’s despite the fact Rangers refused to do the same for Celtic back in 2019 after he departed and Neil Lennon secured the league title.
Rodgers’ departure from Celtic still attracts anger from the Parkhead support, and for good reason. He put eight-in-a-row in serious jeopardy with his lack of loyalty to the club.
Just because Rodgers looks like bagging a top-four finish down south, it doesn’t mean he’s been vindicated by the manner of his departure.
Rodgers preaches of class yet showed absolutely zero amounts of it when he left us in the lurch before a tough game at Tynecastle. He speaks of humility yet couldn’t get out the Lennoxtown back door quickly enough to sign a big-money deal in the EPL.
Brendan Rodgers can’t teach Celtic supporters or anyone a lesson in class
He comes across as someone who’s totally oblivious to how he’s viewed amongst the Celtic support. It’s as if he tries to block out all supporter opinion on him.
Perhaps Rodgers feels that time will heal all wounds. That he’ll only be viewed in the long-term for his success and on-field legacy at Parkhead. And whilst what he did for this club for two-and-a-half years was unreal, his willingness to throw it away for the Premier League spotlight was pure betrayal.
Therefore, when he comments about Celtic, supporters tend to get enraged. But none more so than when he’s informing us that we should show class. Some sort of common decency that he would show if he was in the same position.
It’s absolutely nonsensical to think that Celtic should give Rangers a guard of honour. It does nothing for our reputation outside of provide an embarrassing image that will always be used to insult us by rival supporters.
And it’s clear the Celtic fans aren’t interested in Rodgers’ ironic remarks yesterday either. Here’s a look at some of the reaction from the Parkhead support:
Whether you agree with his point or not, Brendan as-long-as-I’m-here-you’re-here Rodgers talking about “humility” and “class” is actual burst out laughing utterly embarrassing nonsense. Absolutely cringeworthy. https://t.co/xP5d5CbqZa
— Stephen McLaughlin (@BhoyPapa) March 15, 2021
Humility & class? From a man who bailed on us in February when we were going for 8IAR & a historic treble treble. For the sake of getting 12 extra weeks at Leicester when they were in mid table boredom. Even worse his lie about Danny McGrain, who unlike BR is Celtic to his core. https://t.co/PaMb2X6khd
— Michael McDonald (@Mikey_Bhoy_1993) March 15, 2021
Where was your humility and class when you skipped out the back door and left Celtic in the lurch Brendan ?
— Fergus McCanns Bunnet 🍀 (@65_celt) March 15, 2021
“Class”? Coming from the man who left the club he claimed to “love” and had apparently grown up supporting, midway through a season and tried to take the back room staff with him, when we were a few weeks away from making history. You traded immortality for mediocrity. https://t.co/GImO2CEgeB
— Chloe Reilly (@ChloeReilly21) March 15, 2021
Further proof he is not a Celtic fan https://t.co/pymnLRwrOg
— maximo donati🤌🏻🇮🇹 (@MH67____) March 15, 2021
Another nail in the coffin of any legacy anyone could argue he has. A man that is so far removed from being a Celtic fan it’s incredible.
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— The Cynic (@90MinuteCynic) March 15, 2021
You mean like the ‘humility & class’ he afforded the Celtic support when he did his midnight flit to the Leicester City job.
They didn’t give us one…point blank refused, & that’s what they’ll get in return.
— The Huddle 🍀 (@letsdothehuddle) March 15, 2021
Humility and class ? From the guy who flogged his autobiography to celtic fans as soon as he stepped in the door…. then left mid-season doing a midnight flit from the “club he loves” at the first sniff of money. Dont speak about Celtic again Rodgers…. or humility
— Ross McFadyen (@RossMcFadyen) March 15, 2021