Rangers fans have praised an unlikely source in Chris Sutton after the outspoken former Celtic striker’s comments on the nonsense null and void debate.
Since Rangers have stuck their neck out in the title race there have been murmurs from some sections about the season being called due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Null and void? 🤔 Behave yourselves!
"I could almost feel the desperation coming through my screen! The anxiety! The tears!" 😆
Ally McCoist won't accept Rangers have won the title yet…
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 15, 2021
This was escalated when the Daily Record released an alarmist article about comments made by SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster.
With null and void seemingly not off the table – and despite there bein no suggestion it is actually on it – Celtic fans aplenty have been licking their lips in glee.
After a disastrous campaign taking advantage of a global pandemic to live in a fantasy land over the season’s outcome is about the only safety net they have at present.
But even traditional cheerleader Chris Sutton won’t lower himself to calling for the campaign to be called as he railed against those doing so.
After being goaded by Ally McCoist for mentioning the fabled term – with the Gers legend describing the calls as “desperation” as he lapped up the “anxiety” – Sutton got real for a second.
“Rangers have been excellent all season, they are so far ahead in the title race, they should hand Rangers the title now,” said Sutton [BT Sport Scottish Football Extra].
“On a serious note all of this null and void nonsense from Neil Doncaster, there would be an outcry if that was the case and quite rightly so after what happened last season and Celtic have to accept it, and I think they do most of the Celtic fans.”
Rangers fans have been applauding the unlikely source for breaking rank and admitting that the notion of cancelling the season is a brass neck:
Someone put Sutton on the payroll, or did celtic furlough him?
— Gavin Beck (@gavbno1) January 15, 2021
Fair play @chris_sutton73 calling out the mental cases
— Denny Ford (@DennyFord5) January 15, 2021
Sutton can talk a bit of sense when he's not trying to get a rise out of the fans
— Grant Munn (@GrantMunn) January 15, 2021
Chris Sutton does come across as a much better pundit when he isn't trying to get a rise out of Rangers fans by playing to the gallery in Scotland
— Tom McVey (@tmcvey077) January 16, 2021
Never liked Sutton much, mainly because of his accusations of cheating many years ago, but he nails it here.
— Colin Dunn (@ColinDunn2211) January 15, 2021
Fair play to big @chris_sutton73 👏👏👏
— Renegade (@Renegade_uk100) January 15, 2021
Fair play to Sutton
— Michael (@MichaelAndo88) January 15, 2021
Fair play Chris Sutton.👏🏻
— The John Squire Experience (@stonedrose1) January 15, 2021
There’s been plenty of tiresome commentary over null and void the last few days as the pandemic continues and Celtic fans and media cling to faint hopes of the Rangers failing to secure the title.
But for us, this tragic Celtic fan campaign is a fitting demise to what’s been a dynasty built on trying to undermine Rangers rather than enjoying their own success.