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Brendan Rodgers Says Celtic’s Training Sessions Have Been Targeted by Spying Drones

Brendan Rodgers Says Celtic’s Training Sessions Have Been Targeted by Spying Drones

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed his side’s training sessions have been targeted by flying drones looking to gain a sporting advantage over the Scottish champions.

English football has been gripped by ‘Spygate’ this week after Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa admitted he’s sent someone to watch Derby’s training session from the bushes, before admitting he’s sent spies to watch every one of the club’s opponents this season.

When asked if he’d ever come across anything like that during his two-and-a-half year stint in Scottish football, former Liverpool boss Rodgers admitted he was no stranger to witnessing some of the dark arts.

Speaking via the Sun, he said: “I’ve encountered a few things up here, like drones.

“Marcelo Bielsa is someone I’ve admired for a long, long time.

“His methods were renowned long before he came to this country. I’ve worked with enough Europeans and South Americans to know that’s how they are.

“There are a lot of self-appointed morality officers coming in now. Some are mentioning cheating, but that’s a harsh word to use.

“He’s trying to get an edge. My concern would be more a team getting out through an agent.

“I’ve encountered a few things up here, like drones and stuff.

“There have been a couple of drones spotted and I’ve seen a couple of guys walking their dogs.”

What do you think of Rodgers’ comments?

Do you think those found guilty of spying should be harshly punished, and perhaps even docked points?

Or has there been too much of a fuss made over the entire saga?

Let us know in the comments section below…

 

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