Celtic boss Rodgers has a dig at Caixinha after Old Firm derby incident
By Aramide Oladipo
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has taken a sly dig at Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha for his behaviour towards Hoops captain Scott Brown on the weekend.
The Portuguese believed that the midfielder had deliberately struck Rangers summer signing Alfredo Morelos with an elbow in the first-half of the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Saturday.
The Rangers manager decided to confront the Scotland international at half-time as both men were heading towards the tunnel.
After the match, Rodgers was critical of his opposite number for the part he played in the incident and he admitted that he was surprised that Caixinha reacted in such a manner.
“I didn’t see it until afterwards, to be honest,” he said as quoted in the Evening Times.
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“Obviously I was surprised when I saw it because at half-time as a manager you want to get in a quick as you can because it’s a vital period for you, to get your message to your players and get ready for that.
“Like I say, it’s not something you really want to see, to be honest. As a manager you want to get in and get your work done and get the message to your players.”
Rodgers was the manager with the biggest smile after the match as his side came away with a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths.
The result means that Caixinha has not managed to secure a single victory as Rangers manager in an Old Firm derby in all competitions.
Celtic are currently sitting at the top of the SPL table with a six-point advantage over their bitter rivals after just seven matches.
The Hoops are next in action against Anderlecht in the midweek Champions League clash whilst Rangers will take on Hamilton in the league on Friday evening.
In other Celtic news, Leigh Griffiths has delivered a Twitter message to the Gers fans after the Old Firm clash.