BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton launched a tirade against Rangers’ Steven Gerrard, Alfredo Morelos and Andy Halliday live on television last night, embarrassing himself by revealing his unprofessional bias.
And he’s followed it up today with another strange defence of Scott Brown after he was cited by the Scottish FA for ‘not acting in the best interests of Association Football’ after antagonising away supporters after the full-time whistle on Sunday.
Scott Brown charged with celebrating…????????????. A new low for the SFA… https://t.co/J2fFcY0gyn
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) April 4, 2019
The SFA are simply enforcing rules they’ve already used this season against Rangers, after the club criticised Willie Collum’s handling of a Daniel Candeias sending off. It’s hardly a new low.
We all know Sutton played for and supports Celtic, that’s fine, but his latest rants have taken his so-called punditry to depths best reserved by unofficial fan outlets.
Last night on BT Sport, the former striker was out of order in his description of Andy Halliday, saying:
We saw Andy Halliday – a player who they were talking about at Ibrox getting a DVD out about him because he made one tackle – which was 80-20 in his favour.
And he’s made a couple of throw-ins this season. And he’s a bang-average player who’s trying to create melees that aren’t there.
Do your business on the pitch, you’ve had one win in the last three seasons. It’s massive deflections worrying about Celtic.
Sutton is a strong pro-Celtic, anti-Rangers voice in the media and we need more people representing our club on these panels and on these shows that can people like him to task.
His rant against Rangers and disrespect of Halliday was out of order for a pundit supposedly broadcasting on a neutral channel.
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