By Harvey Byrne
Chris Sutton has blasted Rangers assistant Helder Baptista as “pathetic” following reports that he had made a complaint to the police over Neil Lennon’s celebrations on Saturday afternoon.
The former Celtic player and manager appeared to make a gesture towards the Gers crowd after his Hibernian outfit scored three goals past Pedro Caixinha’s side at Ibrox in a 3-2 victory.
The gesture has since been a cause of much debate with many feeling that further action should now be taking on the Hibs boss, while Baptista has reportedly went as far as to make a complaint to the police.
However, Sutton has labelled people who complained over Lennon as “pathetic” and specifically called out the “Rangers assistant manager.”
“It’s not the worst thing that’s ever happened, it’s emotion and for people to complain about that was pathetic,” started Sutton speaking on Periscope for BT Sport on Tuesday evening regarding the Lennon incident.
“By all accounts the Rangers assistant manager complaining to the police. Maybe, maybe he’d be better concentrating on the way his team are playing at the moment than the way other managers are celebrating a goal and maybe if that’s the case Rangers may improve.”
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The defeat against Hibernian was a bitter one for Rangers due to the Celtic representation from each of Lennon, Anthony Stokes and Efe Ambrose as well as it marking their first defeat of the Premiership campaign after just two league games.
There was a lot of hope among the Gers fan base going into the new season after the signings of the likes of Bruno Alves, Graham Dorrans and Ryan Jack among others and Caixinha’s side will be keen to bounce back as soon as possible with Hearts coming up next.
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