Former Celtic favourite Chris Sutton has taken the rather unusual step of wishing Rangers good luck.

The Englishman tweeted the message of support to the Gers ahead of their Europa League clash away to Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday.

Steven Gerrard’s men are down and out in the tie, after being brushed aside by the Germans in Glasgow back in March.

And perhaps Sutton felt the Ibrox side needed all the luck they could get – as he delivered the message less than an hour before kick-off.

As you may expect, some Celtic fans were a little bit surprised at the Hoops legend’s unusual step.

And they let him know about it in the comments, with their tongues mostly planted in their cheeks.

 
Sutton and Lennon chat together

Celtic heroes Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon chat together (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sutton will be missed on TV this season

Who knows what Sutton’s motivation for the tweet was.

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Maybe he was being serious. Maybe he just fancied having a bit of fun on his account.

Whatever the reason, it’s just a shame we won’t get to see as much of the Englishman this season.

He is great value, and will be missed massively during the Premiership coverage – after BT lost their rights to the league.

Chris Sutton will be part of Premier Sports coverage

Chris Sutton will be part of Premier Sports coverage (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Seeing him gloat in front of the likes of Kevin Thomson and Alex Rae would have been particularly enjoyable, as Celtic go for ten-in-a-row.

Thankfully, we should still get him as part of Premier Sports’ coverage of both domestic cup competitions.

I guess that, and a bit of friendly banter on Twitter, will have to do.

In other news, UEFA have announced the four countries that could act as neutral venues for European qualifiers in the coming months.

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