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Brendan Rodgers labels former Chelsea defender ‘ignorant’ and ‘lacking football knowledge’


Rodgers takes aim at man he used to work with

Brendan Rodgers has labelled former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy ‘ignorant’ and ‘lacking football knowledge’, after the now-radio presenter called Scottish football ’embarrassing’ his show.

Celtic’s 4-0 win at bottom side Inverness on Wednesday night took them 27 points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the SPL, and in response, the former Chelsea defender described the quality of football in Scotland on his TalkSport show as “embarrassing”.

Rodgers wasn’t happy with the comments, and having worked with Cundy during his time as a youth coach at Chelsea, responded just as openly as the original comments,

“I know Jason, I worked with him at Chelsea so I know what he is like.

“He obviously has to create a programme which stimulates conversation.

“It is ignorance really, with all due respect. It’s a lack of knowledge of football.

“The footballing world is more than the Premier League.

“We all want to see and we all love the Premier League and I was involved in it and it is a fantastic league but football is global and of course a club like Celtic is one of the biggest in the world.

“But if your eyes are only on one league then of course you tend to ignore what is happening around that.

“He is a good boy Jason, I know him well but I probably understand what he is trying to do with his comments.

“He will always be welcome to Celtic Park and he would be surprised I am sure.”


By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10

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