Rodgers slams journalists for creating fake news about him

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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Leicester City supporters hold a banner against Leicester City’s Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images) /

Obviously, a lot of supporters would have sympathised with the storming out when you start bringing his pay into the equation and talking about how difficult it might be to sack the manager. However, this is not true. As reported by LeicestershireLive, here is what Rodgers had to retort.

"“I’ve never stormed out of anything. I’ve never done that… It’s just unfortunate that there’s a narrative there. Because we’re not doing so well there needs to be substance to that”"

Firstly, it is important to note what actually happened. The boss was taking questions when the time ran out, this was a protracted question by the journalist and would have been the final question anyway. A press officer finished the presser before Rodgers could mount and adequate reply.

What the Populist media like to do is to construct a crisis framing and then interpret everything within that light to portray both an interesting story and a major story. It is all framing and narrative. A fabricated mistruth by a journalist: as Rodgers says, they need a substance to their framing.

"“Whatever you say when you’re towards the bottom of the league, it will never be right. That is the nature. When you are winning everything seems great, when you are losing you talk rubbish”"

Secondly, irrespective of what is actually said, once that crisis frame is constructed, everything will be seen in that light: the Foxes’ boss will be seen as either a man under immense pressure from fans and above, or he will be seen as a delusional failure. It is the nature of the Populist media.