Brendan Rodgers celebrated Celtic’s SPL title win in his own inimitable style by commissioning an eighty-foot statue of himself, we can confirm.
The huge sculpture, to be erected outside Celtic Park, will depict Rodgers with his arms thrust aloft in what is already being described as a cross between his customary goal celebration and “a Christ-like aura”.
Rodgers’s Hoops romped to the title with a 5-0 win at Hearts yesterday, Scott Sinclair bagging a scintillating hat-trick to remind everyone south of the border that he’s still a thing.
And they could break all kinds of records if they manage to carry on thumping Ross County or whoever for just a few more weeks.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, a jubilant Rodgers explained the thinking behind his ambitious new statue.
He said: “My biggest mentor is myself because I’ve had to study and that’s been my biggest influence.
“So what better way to pay tribute to me and my fabulous title success than by building an eighty-foot statue of myself striking a celebratory yet messianic pose?
“It’s not just a vanity project – the statue will inspire future generations of Hibs-thumping Celtic sides, I’m sure.
“Especially when I retire from management and inhabit it full-time, communicating outwards in a big, booming voice like the Wizard of Oz.
“I imagine I’ll dispense wisdom, summary justice, that sort of thing.”