The 36-year-old former Rangers forward later laughed off the incident, as quoted in The Daily Record.
Celtic boss Rodgers has given his take on the incident and has commented on MacLean.
“He’s competitive and an experienced player. He’s done really well for Hearts since he’s come in. He was probably frustrated during the game.”
Celtic were the better team against Hearts, and the 3-0 win was pretty comfortable in the end.
The Hoops were favourites heading into the tie, and it did not come as a surprise that the Glasgow giants could progress to the final of the Scottish League Cup.
Rodgers’s side will face Scottish Premiership rivals Aberdeen in the final of the Scottish League Cup final this season.
Celtic have also picked up form in the Scottish Premiership, and things are looking up for the Celtic Park outfit.