Celtic fans hijack Leicester’s first training picture of Brendan Rodgers
BRENDAN RODGERS was labelled a “rat” and a “snake” by Celtic fans after Leicester City uploaded the first snap of their new gaffer in training.
Hoops supporters hijacked the Foxes’ Instagram post, which said: “Brendan Rodgers during his first training session as #lcfc’s first-team manager.”
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That prompted an avalanche of abuse – mainly through rat and snake emojis – towards Rodgers for quitting Parkhead for the King Power Stadium.
One fan wrote: “A man who runs away when things get a little bit tough, rat.”
Another added: “What a snake he is.”
Leicester and Celts diehards were soon trading insults as a social media war of words erupted.
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One Foxes fan said: “He still left your p**h excuse of a club for us.”
A Hoops supporter hit back: “And what’s Leicester’s history? A lucky season winning the Premier League and nothing else.
“Celtic are the superior club.”
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Rodgers stunned Scottish football by quitting during Celts’ bid for a historic treble Treble, taking No2 Chris Davies, coach Kolo Toure and fitness coach Glen Driscoll with him.
The Hoops faithful slaughtered him at Tynecastle last night with a banner saying: “You traded immortality for mediocrity. Never a Celt. Always a fraud.”
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We told earlier how Celtic’s supporter liaison officer John Paul Taylor took a thinly-veiled dig at the former Liverpool gaffer after the match.”
Rodgers’ replacement Neil Lennon got off to a winning start with a 2-1 win over Hearts thanks to Odsonne Edouard’s injury-time goal.
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