Celtic continued their quest for an unbeaten season with 3-1 win over Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon.
Goals from Stuart Armstrong, Scott Sinclair, and James Forrest gave Brendan Rodgers' men all three points after the visitors had leveled at 1-1 in the second half, and the Celtic boss was in a celebratory mood after the game.
As we the Celtic fans, who were singing and chanting about going on to win their 10th league title in a row, having made it six on the bounce last week. Liking the sound of this, Rodgers then held up 10 fingers (well, technically eight fingers and two thumbs) to the crowd.
Rodgers going for 10 pic.twitter.com/Nn2Nvla12W
— John Scoular (@john_scoular) April 8, 2017
The fans loved it, but you usually don't see football managers look so far ahead.
That's why when asked about it after the game, Rodgers backtracked in outstanding fashion as he joked with the reporters, clearly knowing that nobody would buy it.
? BR on his celebrations in front of fans after final whistle: “Was just stretching my fingers! A great day for us & been a fantastic week."
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) April 8, 2017
Well played, Brendan.
If he had time to think about it, Celtic's 6th league title in a row + 4 year contract = 10 would have been the most convincing argument, but really we all know he got caught up in the post-match excitement and gave the fans what they wanted to see.
As he should, he's done a terrific job in his first season at the club.