It’s incredible this time last week, all was well and Brendan Rodgers was preparing Celtic to play Motherwell at home in the SPFL after his side put up a spirited display against Valencia.
Fast forward a week and there is genuinely bad blood after he cut and run from Celtic very quickly in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
It was a shock that gave birth to a lot of ill feeling and that spilt over into Tynecastle on Wednesday night when there was a banner calling the Irishman a fraud and never a ‘Celt’.
Speaking during a one on one interview with the Evening Times, the former Celtic manager was asked what he would say to the people who have been angry with him, displayed that banner and to the ones who were caught chanting a ridiculous song about him in a bar.
“What the f*** are you doing? Bloody hell, I’m one of you. Okay, I made a career decision. It doesn’t make me any less of a Celt.”
“I’m someone who turned up at half seven every morning of his life, was in there until all hours of the night, took over 60 games a season, preparing a team, changing a culture and a standard at a club, filling the support again.”
Yes, Brendan, you were paid a very handsome wage to do what you did, should we get the violins out?
We gave you our heart and soul and backed you all the way – you left us in the lurch and are so far away from the fallout you can’t understand it.