Chris Sutton was the first to put the boot in when we were down. But now it’s on the other foot, he’d probably be better off putting it in his mouth.
Nothing is won in December, but the Celtic following are on the verge of total implosion.
As if Rangers defeating Celtic wasn’t bad enough, Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos escaped the press witch hunt. With it, he escaped a ban after being largely scapegoated by rival fans for Rangers’ victory. Then news broke about Davis and Defoe. It sent them haywire.
And if humouring to this irresponsible, paranoid mentality wasn’t particularly uncouth, Chris Sutton has full on pandered to it with his latest column. You can genuinely feel the upset and bitterness. It’s mental, and a sad indictment of the game in Scotland.
The title of his column is “An SFA stitch-up to stop Celtic is the only explanation for letting off Alfredo Morelos – Chris Sutton”. This is not satire. This is a real life, fully employed pundit and commentator saying this.
Irresponsible and delusional comments stoke genuine paranoia
The notion that there’s a conspiracy to ensure Rangers win the league is fanciful, bonkers and paranoid. It itself is a cover-up for Celtic’s own misgivings on the pitch and is some kind of strange justification for Rangers charge to the top.
After all, how else could Rangers overthrow Celtic’s unstoppable reign atop the Scottish footballing throne?
And that’s just it. They’ve lost one game against us after dishing out numerous maulings. They’ve won seven trophies out of seven. And they’re acting like this?
Beaton did well to let the game flow
Morelos wasn’t retrospectively charged because the ref made a judgement call in the game. That’s the rules in Scotland. Rangers wanted to change it, no-one wanted to listen.
Not only that but there were plenty of dubious decisions concerning Celtic. Scott Brown could’ve seen red for a horror challenge on Candeias, Rangers should’ve had a penalty and there should’ve been a red for handball in the opening five minutes, diver extraordinaire Ryan Christie was lucky to be on the pitch.
There’s no conspiracy. There’s just a title challenge.
And if these commentators are like this after one Old Firm win, imagine what they’d be like if we win 55?