Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes Rangers ‘bottled it again’ this season amidst speculation that the Bhoys could be declared champions following a league shutdown, speaking on Twitter.
The Scottish Premiership is currently suspended until further notice due to the ongoing public health crisis, with no guarantees it will return to be completed in a realistic timeframe.
Celtic are currently 13 points ahead at the top of the table, leading to calls from Neil Lennon and Scott Brown that we should be declared champions in the event of a complete season cancellation.
That’s proved to be controversial with some clubs and pundits, but Sutton has taken flak for sticking up for that point of view, even though it’s his preference that the season is finished.
In response to one foul-mouthed rival fan, Sutton said on Twitter: “I hope the season finishes with all the games being played. But a lot of abuse on here when football is secondary. Bottom line is it’s not my fault Rangers have bottled it again after the winter break.”
Celtic are being much maligned here for simply protecting the hard work put into the season by the players and Lennon’s staff.
It’s not our fault we’ve found ourself at the top of the table and that declaring the season null and void could open the door to financial mayhem, according to reports (The Daily Record).
Sutton is spot on to say Rangers bottled it following December’s derby, they absolutely did.
Their season was in tatters by the time the season was postponed.
Ultimately nobody really know how this is going to play out, and Sutton is also right to say football is secondary, but Celtic are well within their rights to protect their interests as governing bodies make important decisions for the benefit of the Scottish game.