Brendan Rodgers quit Celtic to join Leicester City this week (Getty Images)Footage has emerged of a group of Celtic fans singing ‘I hope you die in your sleep, Brendan Rodgers’ following his decision to join Leicester City this week.
Rodgers was on course to win a historic treble Treble with Celtic before he controversially decided to leave on Tuesday to replace Claude Puel as Leicester City manager.
Celtic supporters have been angered by Rodgers’ choice and before the 2-1 win over Hearts on Wednesday evening, fans unveiled a banner at Tynecastle Park calling the 46-year-old a ‘fraud’.
The banner read: ‘You traded immortality for mediocrity. Never a Celt. Always a fraud.’
But after the match, a video emerged of a group of Celtic fans who chanted about Rodgers being killed by the IRA.
The fans sang: ‘I hope you die in your sleep, Brendan Rodgers, hope you die in your sleep I pray, hope you die, hope you die, Brendan Rodgers, from a bullet from the IRA.’
The clip, which circulated on Twitter on Wednesday evening, was widely condemned by Celtic fans.
Celtic fans held up a banner calling Rodgers a ‘fraud’ (SNS Group)Meanwhile, Rod Stewart, a lifelong Celtic fan, has urged the club’s supporters to ‘move on’ from Rodgers after the club took another step towards winning the league title.
‘I think me and all the Celtic supporters have got to move on,’ he told talkSPORT.
‘We’re all bitter. I think that [banner] says it all but we’ve got to move on, wish him luck and wish Leicester luck. I’ve got a lot of fans in Leicester so I’ve got to be careful.
‘We’re still hurt but I think we should now forget all about it and move on.’
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