Home Sports Jeff Stelling aghast at Brendan Rodgers’ controversial post-match exchange with a female BBC reporter as the Celtic boss is labelled a ‘dinosaur’ by a women’s group for his ‘sexist’ ‘good girl’ remark

Jeff Stelling aghast at Brendan Rodgers’ controversial post-match exchange with a female BBC reporter as the Celtic boss is labelled a ‘dinosaur’ by a women’s group for his ‘sexist’ ‘good girl’ remark

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Brendan Rodgers urged to apologize for allegedly sexist comment to journalist

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Jeff Stelling appeared shocked after listening to Brendan Rodgers’ controversial post-match interview with a BBC reporter on Sunday.

Celtic boss Rodgers has come under fire from women’s groups after labeling experienced broadcaster Jane Lewis a “nice girl” before ending the interview.

Activists from For Women Scotland have accused Rodgers of “casual sexism”, while another group described him as a “dinosaur”.

Rodgers has been urged to apologize for the terse exchange that took place on the Sportsound program after Celtic beat Motherwell 3-1 at Fir Park.

Stelling was left horrified when the interview aired during his talkSPORT breakfast show.

Brendan Rodgers urged to apologize for allegedly sexist comment to journalist

Brendan Rodgers urged to apologize for allegedly sexist comment to journalist

BBC Sport Scotland's Jane Lewis interviewed Rodgers after Celtic's 3-1 win at Motherwell

BBC Sport Scotland's Jane Lewis interviewed Rodgers after Celtic's 3-1 win at Motherwell

BBC Sport Scotland’s Jane Lewis interviewed Rodgers after Celtic’s 3-1 win at Motherwell

Jeff Stelling was left horrified after hearing Rodgers label the experienced broadcaster a “good girl”.

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‘Good girl, good girl?’ he said. —My God, Brendan. What does it mean?’

Lewis, 53, had asked Rodgers to expand on a point after being told that “history has already been written about this group” in the context of the league title race.

When asked to elaborate, Rodgers, 51, seemed unhappy with the journalist’s line of questioning, saying: “No, no. You know exactly what I mean.

Lewis again pressed Rodgers to follow up, only for him to appear to end the interview. He was then heard to say: “Done, good girl, well done.”

Lewis, a broadcaster with decades of experience, is believed to be unfazed. He has yet to comment on the matter or post a response on his X account.

However, the Scottish Feminist Network has attacked Rodgers.

“Jane Lewis was simply doing her job, trying to get an explanation from Brendan Rodgers about her cryptic comment,” the group said.

“That the preferred attitude was condescension is quite illuminating, but really very depressing in 2024. We thought dinosaurs were extinct.”

Rodgers celebrated his team's dramatic victory at Fir Park but then became embroiled in controversy.

Rodgers celebrated his team's dramatic victory at Fir Park but then became embroiled in controversy.

Rodgers celebrated his team’s dramatic victory at Fir Park but then became embroiled in controversy.

Rodgers has been criticized by women's groups for 'casual sexism' and for being a 'dinosaur'

Rodgers has been criticized by women's groups for 'casual sexism' and for being a 'dinosaur'

Rodgers has been criticized by women’s groups for ‘casual sexism’ and for being a ‘dinosaur’

Lewis previously worked for Sky News, Sky Sports, Eurosport and STV's Scotland Today programme.

Lewis previously worked for Sky News, Sky Sports, Eurosport and STV's Scotland Today programme.

Lewis previously worked for Sky News, Sky Sports, Eurosport and STV’s Scotland Today programme.

Celtic's victory left them two points behind leaders Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic's victory left them two points behind leaders Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic’s victory left them two points behind leaders Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

For Women Scotland campaigners believe Rodgers should apologise.

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.

Celtic chose not to comment when approached sport mail on Sunday.

Lewis previously worked for Sky News, Sky Sports, Eurosport and STV’s Scotland Today programme, and has covered a wide range of major sporting events.

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