Celtic ultras refuse to forgive returning Rodgers and repeat Leicester jibe

 Celtic supporters group, the Green Brigade, have repeated their feelings towards Brandan Rodgers as the former Leicester City boss returns to the Scottish champions

Celtic ultras refuse to forgive returning Rodgers and repeat Leicester jibe
Brendan Rodgers has returned to Celtic following his sacking by Leceicester City (Image: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers has a tough battle to win over some of Celtic's most vociferous fans after returning to the Scottish champions.

Rodgers has signed a three-year contract to replace Ange Postecoglou as manager, four years after his sudden departure to Leicester City after winning seven out of seven domestic trophies with the Hoops. Despite that success and the time that has passed, some Celtic supporters remain bitter about Rodgers' exit.

The North Curve Celtic Twitter account, which represents the Green Brigade and other members of the standing section at Celtic Park, soon posted a photograph of the banner they displayed at Hearts 24 hours after he left for Leicester in February 2019.

The sign read: “You traded immortality for mediocrity. Never a Celt. Always a fraud.”

Leicester may take issue with the “mediocrity” claim, with Rodgers achieving back-to-back fifth-place finishes and winning the FA Cup with the Foxes before his reign turned sour, leading to his departure earlier this year.

And the Green Brigade have been told to “grow up” by talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan, who reckons it is time for the group to move on.

“He’ll have priced that [the reaction] into his thinking and they’ll have thought of that brand of resistance. If he starts losing games he’ll have a problem, but is there anything feeling Celtic aren’t going to be as strong?," said Jordan this morning (Tuesday).

“They are the fans that pack the stadium out every week and expect everyone to stay there until their last breath. Brendan Rodgers had the temerity to say ‘I’m off. I've been offered an opportunity and I’m going to take it’.

“They’ll say the timing was all about Brendan Rodgers but with all due respect, grow up. Every decision everyone makes is about themselves. He’s not going to do a Man City.

“What he can do is put up a better fist of getting two points [in the Champions League] and trying to make it out of the group stage. What he can do is if they drop into the Europa League, is punch their weight in that competition after the model was set by Rangers.”

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