Chris Sutton delivers brutal Rangers putdown after Celtic are dumped out of Europe
BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton has delivered a brutal putdown to Rangers after Celtic were dumped out of the Europa League last-32 by Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday night.
The Hoops were hammered 3-0 by the Russian giants, meaning their 1-0 win in the first leg was rendered useless thanks to a futile display at the Krestovsky Stadium in the away leg.
Sutton was responding to a Rangers fan who was clearly happy to see Celtic fail to progress in Europe.
However the former Hoops centre-forward took it as an opportunity to remind the Light Blues faithful of how far their team managed to get in the Europa League when they were knocked out by Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn in the early qualifying rounds.
The BT Sport pundit also mentioned the nine point gap between Celtic and second-placed Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.
“Sad to see you celebrating a Scottish team going out. Could be worse though. Nine points off the top and knocked out of Europe by a pub team,” he said on his personal Twitter account.
Sad to see you celebrating a Scottish team going out.. Could be worse though…. 9 points off the top and knocked out of Europe by a pub team… https://t.co/x6sd7BOC5h
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) February 22, 2018
Celtic were truly humbled by Roberto Mancini’s Zenit on Thursday.
Callum McGregor’s strike at Parkhead in the first leg put the Bhoys in a commanding position going into the clash at Russia’s second city, but goals by Branislav Ivanovic, Daler Kuzyaev and Aleksandr Kokorin swept the Scottish champions aside in a brutal reminder of just how tough European football can be.
Next up for the Brendan Rodgers’ men is a clash against Aberdeen on Sunday while Rangers face Hearts 24 hours prior.
In other Celtic news, this 26-year-old Bhoys player has made a big claim about a potential exit from Parkhead in the summer.
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