Rodgers admits pride in Leicester showing they can stand up and fight
Brendan Rodgers says he was ‘proud’ of his Leicester stars for showing they can ‘stand up and fight’ following touchline brawl at Chelsea… which resulted in both clubs being charged by FA
- Players and coaches became involved in the brawl as Leicester lost to Chelsea
- The Blues were particularly angry with Leicester substitute Daniel Amartey
- A video showing Amartey hurling a Chelsea pennant appeared on social media
- Brendan Rodgers didn’t condone behaviour but said it is important to show unity
Brendan Rodgers has defended his Leicester stars’ conduct in the touchline brawl with Chelsea towards the end of their 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Both clubs were charged by the FA after players and coaches became involved in the bust-up, with Chelsea particularly angry with Leicester substitute Daniel Amartey.
A video appeared on social media of Amartey hurling a Chelsea pennant to the ground after Leicester beat them in the FA Cup Final.
Brendan Rodgers defended his Leicester stars’ conduct in the touchline brawl with Chelsea
Both clubs were charged by the FA for the bust-up, with Chelsea particularly angry with Leicester substitute Daniel Amartey
Rodgers did not condone his players’ behaviour but feels it is important that they stick together in such situations.
He said: ‘The situation the other night, there were two sets of players who had come off the back of playing really tight, tough games in a matter of days. I was proud of my team.
‘Maybe we are little Leicester City but we are not going to turn up and roll over for anyone. So I was proud of the team that we stand up and fight and showed that mentality because that is what it takes to be a top team.
Rodgers did not condone the behaviour but feels it is important that his side stick together
‘We were united and together. We saw team-mates getting pushed and the players stood up to that. Of course it is not what you want to see but I want my players to stick together on the field and we did that.’
Meanwhile, Premier League-winning captain Wes Morgan has called time on his career at the age of 37.
The defender lifted the trophy when Leicester defied odds of 5,000-1 to win the title five years ago and made his final appearance in the FA Cup Final.
Leicester owner Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: ‘Wes has been one of Leicester City’s greatest servants, leading the team through the club’s most successful era and helping to set the standards that have pushed the club forward.’
Meanwhile, Premier League-winning captain Wes Morgan has called time on his career
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