Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd has claimed former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers text him unhappily on Sunday evening after on air comments about the Hoops’ win over Rangers, writing in his Scottish Sun column.
Boyd believes that the successful former Hoops man, who had a brilliant record in derby matches, took issue with a comparison between Neil Lennon’s tactics and Rodgers’.
Lennon successfully deployed a direct, physical team performance against Steven Gerrard’s side, winning the big Scottish Premiership clash 2-0.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Boyd said of the drama: “I would still have thought he’d have more to worry about than my punditry from the Ibrox studio.
“I’ll not reveal everything the bold Brendan messaged me because I don’t think that would be fair.
“But let’s just say he didn’t take too kindly to my critique on Celtic that pointed out how Neil Lennon’s team didn’t need to play tippy-tappy football to beat Rangers.”
What’s going on here?
Nobody is really coming out of this with any credit.
Boyd alluding to private conversations in a public setting is a bit of a low blow. Rodgers meanwhile appears to have some thin skin if what the former Rangers man says is true.
Lennon’s team are clearly playing in a different fashion to Rodgers’ team, but that takes nothing away from the achievements of our former manager.
He left under a cloud, but there’s no denying he created a fantastic Celtic side that came out on top during derby matches more often than not.
He should be happy with that rather than digging up what pundits have to say on television!