The discussion has been reopened this week after Rangers’ Champions League Playoff opponents PSV Eindhoven announced that the Dutch authorities had moved an upcoming league fixture to allow the Dutch club to prepare for the second leg with the Gers in the Netherlands.
Whilst there are differing views on this, with some believing a rest at this stage of the season could do more harm than good, Ally McCoist reopened old SFA wounds earlier in the week.
Talking specifically about the lack of help afforded Rangers by the Scottish authorities ahead of the 2008 UEFA Cup Final, McCoist slaughtered the SFA, branding them a “shambles” and suggesting they should be offering the Ibrox club support. Read more HERE.
Ex-Celtic star Chris Sutton – no stranger to trolling, sarcastic coverage – would then hit back at the claims in everyone’s favourite tabloid the Daily Record.
Here the former striker claimed he doesn’t “really understand where Ally is coming from” and claimed clubs can’t “pick and choose” when they want to play matches.
Ally McCoist brands Chris Sutton “obsessed” with Rangers
The discussion would then bleed into the BT Sport Scottish Football Extra show where Ally McCoist regularly debates with Chris Sutton and Darrell Currie sits as host.
After more bleating and moaning from Chris Sutton about Rangers, Ally McCoist bit back and was adamant that the striker had missed his point.
McCoist believes that as a general the Scottish footballing authorities would do well to better support Scottish clubs on the continent and that Chris Sutton is too focused on the Rangers angle.
Not only that, but McCoist believes Sutton needs to “see a therapist” such is his obsession with the Ibrox side.
“I’m not talking about Rangers, I’m talking about Scottish football clubs,” said Ally McCoist.
“I didn’t mention Rangers. You’re obsessed with Rangers, Christopher! Take Rangers out of the equation.
“I know Rangers are the biggest deal in Scottish football, but I’m talking about Scottish football in general.
“You’re going to have to see a therapist regarding this obsession with Rangers Christopher.”
Chris Sutton continues to tweet, troll and target Rangers in his coverage and last season the Ibrox club themselves didn’t exactly take too kindly to it.