Some Celtic fans have been reacting to Leicester City’s shock 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa last night, as Brendan Rodgers suffered late heartbreak.

The Northern Irishman, who controversially left Celtic back in February 2018, saw his side lose out thanks to a last-minute goal from Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet. The result meant that they bowed out with a 3-2 aggregate defeat and won’t be going to Wembley.

Brendan Rodgers against Aston Villa (James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Rodgers is still vilified for leaving Celtic at a crucial time in our campaign last season. Despite Celtic having tough fixtures ahead, he left for Leicester the day before a game at Tynecastle. This came after previously bigging up his happiness in Glasgow (The Scotsman).

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Ever since then, it’s fair to say that a fair number in our support have enjoyed watching him slip-up (as rarely as that has been). Last night was no different – here’s a look at some of the reaction on social media, with Chris Sutton also joining in the fun:

 

The harsh reality for Rodgers

You can’t really fault much of what Rodgers has done with Leicester this season. They still sit in third place and eight points clear of fourth too. It’s been quite a remarkable campaign for him in the league.

However, his defeat last night will have been extremely sweet for all those still furious with his departure. It shows just how quickly football can come back to bite you.

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Rodgers may have moved to a higher profile league, but the result last night proves that he’s not moved to a bigger club whatsoever. He’s going to be starved of the silverware that made him such a hero at Parkhead during his time here. No longer will he be tasting trophy success down in England, and that’s something supporters have been telling him for a long time.

Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers (Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Sure, Leicester will bounce back. They’ll likely go on a good run of form over the next couple of months and all the rest of it. But you don’t win trophies or get tangible success for decent runs of form here and there.

To say Celtic fans aren’t over it would be unfair. Plenty of us have moved on and are quite happy with where we are under Neil Lennon at this moment in time. However, it’s like a bad break-up. You still haven’t forgiven Rodgers for the way he conducted himself, and any blow he receives on the pitch is welcome.

There’s no denying that Rodgers has been a success since he moved down south. He’s a top manager and that can’t be taken away from him. But what he lacks in class takes away from that, and therefore it was great to see him turned over last night.

 

 

 

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