Brendan Rodgers' 'good girl' flashpoint with BBC reporter Jane Lewis has sparked debate on GB News.

Renowned TV presenter Eamonn Holmes leaped to the defence of the Hoops manager over the terminology he used when addressing the national broadcaster's journalist yesterday at Fir Park. 

The interview followed on from Celtic's 3-1 victory over Motherwell.

Holme, from Belfast, insists the remark is a term commonly used in Northern Ireland, where Rodgers is from. 

Discussing the sports headlines of the day, Holmes explained: “He meant good girl. Brendan Rodgers is from Carnlough in Northern Ireland. We say ‘good girl’ all the time.

"I can honestly tell you that Northern Irish people will say ‘good girl, good boy, good lad’. We are admonished for it all the time because it’s not contemporary.”

However, his co-host Isabel Webster was less understanding of the incident, as she provided some balance on the subject.

She added: “He sounds a bit annoyed and she is not a girl, she’s a woman. You can see why it’s raised some eyebrows."

The GB News duo are not the only broadcasters to address the topic today. 

Legendary football presenter Jeff Stelling listened to the clip live on his talkSPORT show this morning. And he was left shocked at what he heard.

"Good girl, good girl? Goodness me, Brendan. What does he mean?"

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It's reported that Lewis is unfazed by the comments made by the Celtic manager, however, Campaigners from For Women Scotland have called on the Celtic boss to apologise for his words.

A spokesperson said: "It's depressing that casual sexism is still embedded in sport.

"Women's achievements are underrated and dismissed, and their professional status undermined. Rodgers owes the reporter an apology."

The Scottish Feminist Network branded the Irishman a 'dinosaur'.

A short statement read: "Jane Lewis was just doing her job, trying to extract an explanation from Brendan Rodgers on his cryptic comment.

"That the go-to attitude was condescension is quite illuminating, but really very depressing in 2024. We thought dinosaurs were extinct."