CELTIC bowed out of the Champions League qualifiers, not to the hands of a far superior side but one that could defend.
A late rally from Scott Sinclair gave Celtic hope but the damage had already been done.
A summer of discontent between the board and the manager has spilled over onto the pitch this evening.
The warning signs were there, but the board banked on Rodgers magic from the previous two seasons to get them to the money pot.
Peter Lawwell and his band of not so merry men have a lot to answer for. To be in such a strong position, arguably the strongest position the club have been in for years, to this.
It’s simply unacceptable. The problems are not hidden, they are in plain sight for all to see and the manager felt compelled to make his grievance public about how the board were going about their business.
Not to say that Rodgers won’t have his share of the blame. He brought in Hendry and Commper to the club in January – two signings that haven’t worked for their own separate reasons.
Add in Boyata being the most selfish Celtic player to grace Parkhead in years and the storm was just enough to knock Celtic off their European perch.
It’s the Europa League play-offs for Celtic now but many people have already made the point – should Celtic continue with the defence they have, they will struggle in that competition.