Sutton's Rangers beat 'Celtic reserves' claim backfire as old comments resurface
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Sutton's Rangers beat 'Celtic reserves' claim backfire as old comments resurface

Bitter former Celtic star Chris Sutton’s childish claim that Rangers beat “Celtic reserves” in Saturday’s Old Firm has come back to haunt him after it emerged he’d claimed the Parkhead side’s reserves were bigger than Leicester City after Brendan Rodgers quit.

Sutton made the nonsense claim on Twitter shortly after Steven Gerrard’s side had picked up a dominant three points at Parkhead and the former striker went into a huff.

18 months ago, he launched into a similarly childish rant when Rodgers walked away from Celtic to take the reins at the King Power Stadium despite Celtic closing in on a ninth title in a row.

Gers icon Ally McCoist rubbished the claims, calling them “drivel2 when Sutton repeated the line that Rangers beat Celtic’s reserves, saying: “Even by his own standards, that’s some amount of drivel. Really.

“Don’t give me your nonsense about Celtic reserves and trying to put pressure on Rangers. We’ve seen it before. I invented it back in the 70s.”

With Celtic missing Odsonne Edouard, Christopher Jullien, Ryan Christie and James Forrest on Saturday, there was still plenty of quality in Lennon’s side.

Steven Gerrard also dismissed Lennon’s comments, pointing to some of the Rangers players who missed the trip to Celtic Park, such as Kemar Roofe.

Sutton seems to just use Celtic’s reserves to fill any point he wants to make and it is funny to see it blow up in his face after yet another hilarious meltdown after a Rangers win.