Celtic Have Hired London Lawyer to Defend Brendan Rodgers Ahead of Crucial Clash Against Rangers

Celtic have hired London lawyer Nick De Marco to try and avoid Brendan Rodgers being banned for their game against Rangers, according to the Scottish Sun.

According to the publication, a hearing is slated to convene at Hampden on Thursday, March 28, to address allegations against Rodgers. The Celtic manager faces a two-match touchline suspension following purportedly derogatory remarks towards VAR official John Beaton, whom he allegedly accused of “incompetence.” Should Rodgers be adjudged guilty, he will be compelled to watch from the stands during Celtic’s fixtures against Livingston and the highly anticipated Old Firm clash at Ibrox.

The gravity with which Celtic approaches the impending hearing is evident, given their enlistment of legal representation to counter the charges leveled by the Scottish Football Association (SFA) against Rodgers.

Instances where managers successfully evade such accusations are rare, thus the involvement of De Marco raises anticipation regarding the outcome of the proceedings. Rodgers’ absence from the touchline at Ibrox on April 7 could potentially disrupt Celtic’s strategies, especially considering the significance of the fixture in the title race.