CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers claimed “ignorance” and a “lack of knowledge” was the main reason for criticism of his team and Scottish football by radio presenter Jason Cundy.

After Celtic’s 4-0 win at Inverness – which took them 27 points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Premiership – the former Chelsea defender described the standard of the Scottish top flight as “embarrassing”.

He also claimed the Hoops would struggle to beat Stoke City if they were in the Premier League while questioning the popularity of the Glasgow club in terms of fans.

Rodgers, a former youth coach at Stamford Bridge, said: “I know Jason, I worked with him at Chelsea. 

“He has to create a programme which stimulates conversation.

“It is ignorance really. It’s a lack of knowledge of football. The footballing world is more than the Premier League.

“We all want to see and love the Premier League and I was involved in it and it is a fantastic league, but football is global and, of course, a club like Celtic is one of the biggest in the world.

“Jason will always be welcome to Celtic Park and he would be surprised, I am sure.”


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