Ex-Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers sent Kris Boyd a "prickly" text after the striker hailed Neil Lennon's tactics during Sunday's Old Firm game, according to the former Rangers man.

Boyd praised Lennon for his set-up on Sunday as the Hoops strolled to a 2-0 win at Ibrox in the season's first derby day.

The front man, 36, explained in his role as pundit on Sky Sports how Lennon's men didn't need "tippy tappy" tactics to manage a victory over their rivals.

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However Leicester City manager Rodgers didn't take too kindly to his comments.

According to Boyd in his Scottish Sun column, Rodgers let him know exactly how he felt with a moaning text after the game.

Boyd, in his column, said: "Brendan Rodgers sees himself as a beautiful human being.

"But going by the tetchy text message he sent me on Sunday night, he’s not half a prickly one.

"I’ll not reveal everything the bold Brendan messaged me because I don’t think that would be fair.

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"But let’s just say he didn’t take too kindly to my critique on Celtic that pointed out how Neil Lennon’s team didn’t need to play tippy-tappy football to beat Rangers."

Boyd went on to explain how he hadn't been critical of Rodgers' style of football in his telly analysis - but the "self-centred" Northern Irishman still took his comments as a dig.

Neil Lennon's men eased past Rangers thanks to goals from Odsonne Edouard and Jonny Hayes.