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Kris Boyd Reveals Brendan Rodgers Sent Him An Angry Text After He Praised Neil Lennon’s Style of Play

Kris Boyd Reveals Brendan Rodgers Sent Him An Angry Text After He Praised Neil Lennon’s Style of Play

Kris Boyd has revealed he received a text from an angry Brendan Rodgers following his analysis of Celtic‘s win over Rangers on Sunday.

As he usually is, Boyd was present at Ibrox as one of Sky Sports’ most high-profile Scottish football pundits, and the ex-Gers striker praised Hoops boss Neil Lennon for his tactics after the 2-0 victory.

However, Boyd has now revealed that ex-Celtic boss Rodgers wasn’t too thrilled by his punditry, and even took the time to text him and complain about his comments.

Writing in his column for the Scottish Sun today, Boyd explained: ‘Brendan Rodgers sees himself as a beautiful human being.

‘But going by the tetchy text message he sent me on Sunday night, he’s not half a prickly one.

‘First thing’s first: it’s good to know Mr Buzzword still has his Sky subscription and is keeping up with Scottish football from his living room.

‘I would still have thought he’d have more to worry about than my punditry from the Ibrox studio.

‘I’ll not reveal everything the bold Brendan messaged me because I don’t think that would be fair.

‘But let’s just say he didn’t take too kindly to my critique on Celtic that pointed out how Neil Lennon’s team didn’t need to play tippy-tappy football to beat Rangers.

‘Lenny didn’t talk about overloads or combination plays after celebrating a brilliant win. He was able to reflect on a no-nonsense performance that got the job done.

‘But it doesn’t half amaze me how soft- centred the former Celtic manager is when he comes to analysis of his style of football.

‘I wasn’t even being particularly critical, all I did was point out how Lennon’s style of winning was different to Brendan’s. He obviously didn’t see it that way.

‘From memory I can’t ever remember him texting me to say thanks when I gave him praise last year.

‘No, you only ever tend to hear from managers when they’re unhappy with something you say or write.

‘It’s all water off a duck’s back to me but the bottom line is that Lennon proved on Sunday how he’s a very shrewd man when he wants to be.’

Of course, Brendan Rodgers enjoyed a hugely successful spell at Parkhead, winning back-to-back domestic trebles before departing for Leicester City in acrimonious circumstances earlier this year, so does he have a right to complain in this instance?

Or has he just been way too sensitive about Boyd’s comments?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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