'Uncalled for' - Dodds slams Rodgers for comments after Celtic win v Ross County
Former Ross County assistant manager Billy Dodds has criticised comments made by Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers about the challenge made by County’s Andrew Davies on Scott Brown.
Dodds felt that the Hoops manager was trying to influence the SFA with his comments on Davies’ challenge, which he claimed, as reported by BBC Sport, was one of the worst challenges he had seen in his time in Scotland.
“But some of the stuff from Brendan Rodgers after the game was uncalled for,” Dodds said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“He mentioned how Jozo Simunovic got a two-game ban for his elbow in the Rangers game, and suggested Davies’ punishment should be worse.
“For me, he was trying to influence the disciplinary department with his comments, and that didn’t sit well with me.”
Davies is set to receive a two match ban for his challenge, which some might think is a lenient punishment, as Brown was lucky to avoid serious injury following the stamp by the County captain.
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It’s no surprise that Dodds is coming to the defence of a player he recently worked with, but he is losing plot when he suggests that Rodgers was trying to influence the SFA with his comments. The Hoops boss was rightfully furious with Davies’ challenge, and his comments reflect that. If Rodgers was trying to influence the SFA it didn’t work, as Davies is set to received only a two match ban, which the Hoops boss is unlikely to be pleased about. It will be interesting to see if the Hoops boss responds to Dodds’ comments during his press conference for the Bhoys’ upcoming match against Dundee or if he ignores them.
In other Celtic news, fans are furious at the two match ban given to Davies for his challenge