Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers came under fire from women’s groups after saying “good girl” to a BBC Scotland reporter at the end of a brief post-match interview.
Activists from the For Women Scotland organization accused the Celtic boss of “casual sexism”.
And he was asked to apologize to Jane Lewis after the exchange between the pair was broadcast on the Sportsound radio show following Sunday’s dramatic 3-1 victory over Motherwell at Fir Park.
Lewis had asked Rodgers to explain himself after telling him that, in terms of the title race, “history has already been written about this group, but we will write our own history.”
When she asked him to elaborate, he seemed unhappy with her line of questioning and said, “No, no, you know exactly what I mean.”
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was accused of “casual sexism” after saying “good girl” to BBC reporter Jane Lewis at the end of a terse radio interview following his team’s victory at Motherwell.
Lewis had asked Rodgers to explain a cryptic comment about the title race.
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Lewis again pressed Rodgers to explain, but he appeared to end the interview and said: “Done, good girl, well done.”
Lewis, a broadcasting professional with decades of experience, has not commented on the matter and is believed to be unfazed.
However, a spokeswoman for the Scottish Feminist Network said: “Jane Lewis was just doing her job, trying to get an explanation from Brendan Rodgers about her cryptic comment.
“That the preferred attitude was condescension is quite illuminating, but really very depressing in 2024. We thought dinosaurs were extinct.”
For Women Scotland campaigners called on Rodgers to apologise.
Celtic returned to winning ways after struggling to beat Motherwell in the Premiership.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrated his team coming from behind to beat Motherwell.
Adam Idah scores the second of his two goals with a brilliant header to make the score 3-1.
A spokeswoman said: “It is depressing that casual sexism is still entrenched in sport. Women’s achievements are undervalued and dismissed and their professional status is undermined. “Rodgers owes the journalist an apology.
Meanwhile, former Hibs player Tam McManus described Rodgers’ comments as “absolutely disgraceful” on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Celtic chose not to comment when contacted by Mail Sport on Sunday evening.