The Celtic striker did not take too kindly to Rodgers' decision to take him off, prompting speculation from some about his future at Parkhead.
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths
Griffiths' evening had started well after he scored Celtic's 100th goal of their Premiership campaign from the penalty spot. He then turned provider for their 101st, which was finished by Tom Rogic.
But things soon took a turn when Rodgers culled his only available striker in the 63rd minute, with next week's Scottish Cup final perhaps at the forefront of his mind.
Griffiths did not take too kindly to the Celtic manager's decision, and appeared to mouth a few choice words as he headed towards the Bhoys' bench.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers
The 26-year-old's actions sent Celtic Twitter into a frenzy, with many fans either urging their club to get rid of last season's top scorer, or fearing that would be the outcome.
Others, however, saw the situation - which appears to have been put to bed after the pair [quite literally] kissed and made up afterwards - somewhat differently.
Which side of the fence are you on?
Celtic fans sticking up for Griffiths! He's a real problem... Not a first offense.— Trish (@sp_trish) 18 May 2017
Rodgers played a blinder in that interview, as he always does, but I still reckon Griffiths is nailed after that— GlasgowRoad (@GlasgowRoad) 18 May 2017
Can't believe Griffiths acted like that can see this being his last game as a Celtic player, Rodgers won't be happy— Drew Cfc (@DrewT1888) 18 May 2017
@Leighgriff09 showed he cares last night. Wants to score goals. Maybe didn't look good but Rodgers kissed abs made up. Win that cup Leigh— Glasgowbhoy1 (@DarrenMasson) 19 May 2017
Don't have a problem wae griffiths reaction shows how much he cares bring on treble— callum mitchell (@callummitchell7) 18 May 2017
Massive over reaction with Griffiths, he cares & sometimes his gub opens, not great but its not the end of the world.— Chris Doc (@BigDoc87) 18 May 2017
When people think @Leighgriff09 celtic career is finished— stuart jaffray (@stuart_jaffray) 19 May 2017