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Celtic Fans Filmed Singing 'I Hope You Die In Your sleep, Brendan Rodgers'

Josh Lawless

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Celtic Fans Filmed Singing 'I Hope You Die In Your sleep, Brendan Rodgers'

He may have won seven trophies out of seven during a glorious stint at Parkhead but Celtic fans' relationship with Brendan Rodgers has fully soured.

The Northern Irishman has left Celtic midway through the season to return to the Premier League, taking on the Leicester City job after the Foxes dismissed Claude Puel.

And it's a meant a very different song has been sung by some sections of the club's fanbase. They used to chant: "This is how it feels to be Celtic, champions again as you know, Brendan Rodgers is here for ten in a row, ten in a row."

But last night footage emerged of supporters singing about the 46-year old being killed by the IRA.

To the tune of the hymn Give Me Joy in My Heart, some fans chanted: "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."

Not all Celtic supporters in the pub joined in, with plenty online appalled by the chant.

In addition, Police Scotland have confirmed they are investigating reports of sectarian chanting at Tynecastle last night, though they are yet to verify what area of the ground the singing is alleged to have taken place.

The same song had been sung about former Rangers striker Nacho Novo, who was understandably angry when a man wearing a Celtic jacket, starting singing: 'Hope you die in your sleep, Nacho Novo.' to him at Belfast Airport.

Celtic fans also sent a message to Rodgers in the form of a banner during their last-gasp 2-1 win away at Hearts in former boss Neil Lennon's first game as interim manager.

The banner read: 'You traded immortality for mediocrity. Never a Celt. Always a fraud.'

Meanwhile Hoops skipper Scott Brown hailed the work Rodgers did at Celtic and wished him well for the future.

"There is always going to be a lot of stick but, for me, he was brilliant on a personal level and that is what really counts," Brown said in a post-match interview after the late show at Tynecastle.

"It is sad to see him go but the fans were unbelievable today, singing for 90 minutes. Whether it is Lenny or whether it was Brendan, they are always following us.

"It is never going to be a great time to have a manager leaving but he has left us in a great place. For me personally, it was sad to see him leave."

Topics: Football News, Leicester City, Celtic, Football, Celtic FC, Scottish Football, Neil Lennon, Premier League, Brendan Rodgers, SPFL, Scotland

Josh Lawless
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