A number of Celtic fans have criticised Chris Sutton for his tweet in wake of the Hoops’ loss to Rangers in today’s Premiership clash at Parkhead.
Neil Lennon’s charges, who have a game in hand on Rangers, were hoping to leapfrog Steven Gerrard’s side at the top of the table.
However, Celtic were comprehensively outplayed as the Ibrox side recorded a 2-0 win, defender Connor Goldson scoring a brace.
The Bhoys were missing several players including Odsonne Edouard, Ryan Christie and Christopher Jullien, with academy graduate Stephen Welsh drafted into defence.
Sutton alluded to Celtic’s depleted ranks in his tweet, which congratulated Rangers for beating the Hoops “reserves”.
Well done Rangers thoroughly deserved win against Celtic reserves…
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) October 17, 2020
Such a tweet was always going to get some criticism from Gers fans, but some Celtic supporters also disagreed with the former Bhoys forward and Hoops-leaning pundit.
Nonsense, except Barkas and Welsh every Celtic player on the park would walk into any other premiership first team and most would walk into Rangers team. Stop making excuses for your pal. It was tactically inept and a disgrace.
— Aldo the Apache (@alan_d284) October 17, 2020
Away man, there was enough quality in that line up to threaten them.
Pin some blame on your wee mate in charge 👍
— Liam (@LK95_) October 17, 2020
Less of this please. We’ve been papering over cracks all season, stop making excuses for bad performances https://t.co/DwaK6mCIWw
— SRFootball (@SRFootball_) October 17, 2020
Ridiculous comment!! Nowhere near our reserve side and even with Christie and Edouard the result would probably have been the same.
— Keith Robertson (@Krobertson5808) October 17, 2020
Don’t kid yourself we were missing 2 starters. Lennon tactically out thought again. No desire or heart. Rangers stuck to their game plan they’ve used the last 3 derbies and we couldn’t do anything about it again. Not 1 shot on target says it all.
— Luke Mazoyer (@LukeMazoyer) October 17, 2020
Don’t Chris. Love ye. But no excuse for this.
— Patrick Wallace (@prwallace92) October 17, 2020
no excuse for this, we need answers from Lennon
— Jamesy 67 (@Jamesey_O) October 17, 2020
Celtic are next in action on Thursday when they host AC Milan in the Europa League.