Celtic hero Chris Sutton has weighed in again on the debate over Gary Breen’s recent comments about Shane Duffy.

Earlier this week, we told you all about the former footballer’s uninformed remarks on the Celtic defender.

Among other things, the former Sunderland man told Off The Ball that Duffy’s move was “a concern” and that he may pick up “bad habits”.

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Sutton commented earlier in the week on Twitter, but saved his best for BT Sport’s Scottish Football Extra on Friday night.

Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon in conversation

Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon in conversation (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

What Sutton had to say over Duffy comments

“Disappointed with another daft attack on Scottish football”, he said.

“Gary Breen talking absolute nonsense really. It was unnecessary what he said.


“I played against Gary, and he was a decent footballer. But he was a guy who actually played for Ireland after taking Coventry down to the Championship.

“Shane Duffy has come from down south, up to a bigger club. He wasn’t getting a game down south and it suits him.

“It suits Celtic. It suits him. I think Gary Breen has forgotten Virgil Van Dijk played in the Scottish league. Look at what Kieran Tierney has done down south.

“We can go on and go on”.


Duffy is coming to a league on the up

Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist, who was also on the show, agreed with Sutton.

McCoist said: “I don’t like starting this program by agreeing with that man Sutton, I really don’t.

“But I have to say he’s 100% spot on”.

This may sound a little ironic given I’ve penned an article on the topic, but we should really just have let Breen’s comments fade into obscurity.

Scott Brown, Neil Lennon and Shane Duffy celebrate after Celtic beat Ross County

UNSPECIFIED, SCOTLAND – Scott Brown, Neil Lennon and Shane Duffy celebrate after Celtic beat Ross County (Photo by Paul Campbell/Getty Images)

His remarks were ill-informed and completely out of touch with reality.

Scottish football is in a healthy place now with our top teams performing better in Europe than they have in the best part of a decade.

Duffy will thrive here. And, as a result, Celtic and Ireland will benefit greatly.

In other news, Gary Holt has labelled Celtic “phenomenal” ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Celtic Park

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