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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has hit back at Motherwell chief executive Alan Burrows following this week’s trilogy of games between Celtic and Motherwell.

Motherwell were incensed by penalties awarded to Celtic in the first two games between the sides, even releasing a statement about the awards.

Rodgers, talking to the Scottish Sun, has accused Burrows in particular of acting without class or dignity, regarding his behaviour following Wednesday night’s game.

The Celtic boss said: “After the game on Wednesday we had the chief executive of Motherwell – a guy with senior authority – walking around with a laptop trying to demonstrate to the media that it wasn’t a penalty.

“He was also in the press room doing it,” he continued, “then later that evening he tweets about retaining class and dignity.

“But that’s not behaviour that befits that. I respect the emotions but we’ve done our talking on the pitch.”

Celtic ended the trilogy of matches in style, with a 5-1 victory over the Steelmen today.

Odsonne Edouard was the hero with a hat-trick and the in-form James Forrest also contributed a double from the subs bench.

The one blot on the horizon was the news that Patrick Roberts could be out for up to three months with the hamstring injury he suffered on Wednesday night.

Celtic are next in action on Tuesday night, against Belgian Champions Anderlecht in the last of their Champions League group stage games.

The Bhoys are in a great position to qualify for the Europa League, as they currently sit three points and four goals ahead of their Belgian opponents.

The likes of Leigh Griffiths, Jozo Simunovic, James Forrest and Callum McGregor seem certain to start the game after being on the subs bench for today’s game.

In other Celtic news, supporters hailed Odsonne Edouard’s performance today

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