Chris Sutton on Rangers: ‘The ‘Glasgow is blue’ guff is embarrassing’

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Chris Sutton believes the reaction from Rangers fans and players to last weekend’s victory over Celtic has been “embarrassing”.

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Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton. Picture: John Devlin

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton. Picture: John Devlin

The BT Sport pundit and former Parkhead striker believes the blue side of Glasgow have taken their celebrations too far in the wake of the 2-0 triumph, achieved thanks to goals from James Tavernier and Scott Arfield.

He accused the Light Blues of acting like they’d won the “World Cup” when the victory was nothing more than a “consolation goal”.

He also made reference to a tweet by Tavernier, where the Ibrox captain said “Glasgow is blue” after the win, a sentiment Sutton described as “guff”.

Writing in his column for the Daily Record, he said: “Rangers are celebrating like they’ve won the World Cup when the reality is they have won sod all.

“Last weekend’s victory against Celtic was the equivalent of a consolation goal yet we’ve seen all this nonsense about Glasgow being blue.

“It’s embarrassing. I would be ashamed to hear that guff if I was part of a squad that failed to win the league and got bundled out of both cups.

“Rangers won six games on the bounce when it didn’t matter and it was hardly a Herculean feat overcoming a Celtic side that was already over the line in the league and with precious little left in the tank.

“I’ve never seen second place and no trophies celebrated 
in Glasgow.”