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Brendan Rodgers rejects Dave King's 'pack of cards' claims

09 May 2018

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has responded to Rangers chairman Dave King's claims about the Hoops falling like a pack of cards by saying that the club is defined by what they do themselves.

Brendan Rodgers is not thinking too seriously about Rangers chairman Dave King's claim that Celtic's dominance could collapse like "a pack of cards".

The Scottish giants have secured their seventh league title on the bounce and are on course to claim back-to-back domestic trebles. "We need one. Once we take one away, it's a pack of cards", King said.

Hearts boss Craig Levein has criticised Rodgers after the Celtic boss said he would be "embarrassed" at the state of the Tynecastle pitch.

King might be correct in saying losing Champions League revenue would be a bitter blow to the Celtic coffers, but he seems to be overlooking the fact that Rangers would still need to negotiate FOUR tricky continental qualifiers, which are by no means a cakewalk.

"If we want to talk about a level playing field, if they bring a team through here that earn the same money as our players do, then we will put them out on the pitch and see who wins".

"I would have hated to see the fury and the froth if they had lost the game", Levein said.

Former Hearts midfielder and BBC pundit Stewart reacted to Levein's attack on Rodgers on Twitter, defending Levein by stating that it is the Hearts manager's choice how he wants his pitch.

"We always respect every team but I am not one to be looking over the garden fence at anyone else".

"I think for Celtic, we're defined on what we do, not on anyone else".

"You always have to be aware of your competitors, you can't be naive enough to not understand and have a little think of what the others are doing".

"The board have done a brilliant job here, the pillars of the club are very strong and there's a way forward here".

Brendan Rodgers rejects Dave King's 'pack of cards' claims