Man demands 'a bag of cans and Brendan Rodgers back' during a police siege


Brendan Rodgers caused a few waves when he dumped Celtic to take over Leicester City at the end of February.

He was well on his way to guiding the Scottish club to another league title before packing his bags and arriving in England to replace Claude Puel.  

It's fair to say his snap decision didn't go down well with some in Glasgow. 

Rodgers sparked fury amongst the Hoops fanbase by taking a new job mid-season, rather than waiting for the summer.

Soon after the manager left Celtic, his house was broken into by thugs while his wife and children were still inside. 

After his shock departure, Rodgers won't be welcomed back by many in Scotland. But it seems at least one fan is willing to forgive and forget.

On Monday evening, a 31-year-old man from Paisley, near Glasgow, caused a bit of commotion of his own. 

According to the Daily Record, armed police and a specialist negotiator were called to a 'siege situation' at a block of flats, where the man was demanding that Rodgers return to Celtic.

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The individual was armed with a weapon and had barricaded himself inside a flat before the police arrived at 11:15 pm.

He was heard shouting "I want a bag of cans, I want Brendan Rodgers back, I want a job," as negotiators tried to talk him down. 

Officers were forced to close off the street while all this was happening but thankfully, no one was injured during the standoff and the man was detained at around midnight. 

A bag of cans, a job and Rodgers' return to Celtic is quite an interesting list of demands to make while in a situation like that, but you can't blame a guy for trying.

Clearly, those two and a half years that the Northern Irish coach spent in charge at Celtic Park will be well cherished by at least one person. 

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