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Rodgers defends Maddison over Dubai nightclub 'stitch up'

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers believes a negative narrative is purposely being created around his star midfielder James Maddison.

Images were released of the Foxes’ No.10 in Dubai during the Premier League’s mid-season break, showing him drinking and partying in a nightclub.

Rodgers is happy for his players to enjoy their time off and thinks they should not be painted in such a negative light when they are doing nothing wrong.

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"It's unfortunate," Rodgers told a press conference. "We're supposedly in this world where everyone 'cares'. Rubbish - the first thing they do is try to stitch you up.