Brendan Rodgers said he was ’embarrassed’ by the Tynecastle pitch this afternoon.
The Celtic manager criticised the length of Hearts’ home pitch before his side took on Craig Levein’s men in today’s only Scottish Premiership match.
It didn’t stop the Hoops getting the victory though, with goals from Dedryck Boyata, Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair bettering Kyle Lafferty’s opening strike.
But Rodgers still wasn’t happy with the Hearts ground staff when speaking afterwards, saying the pitch was embarrassing for Scottish football.
While talking to BT Sport, Rodgers said: “We couldn’t play our normal game today.
“The pitch I’m actually embarrassed with to be honest in relation to Scottish football.
“For Scottish football and standards we’re trying to create throughout the country, like I said, the pitch was so long you could see the players couldn’t pass on it. And that’s both sets – guys like Steven Naismith who have been in the Premier League a lot of their days and you couldn’t pass the ball.
“But, you’ve got to find a way to win and the players did that.”
Is Rodgers right to be so critical of Hearts’ pitch?