By Amir Mir
Chris Sutton has shut down Kenny Cunningham after he tried to dismiss Celtic’s season by criticising them for their “disappointing” Champions League campaign.
Former Premier League winner, Sutton reminded Cunningham of the budget Brendan Rodgers had in Europe compared to their rivals.
But the former Republic of Ireland defender then compared Celtic’s budget to Scottish League One side Stenhousemuir and junior side, Clydebank.
It was a lively debate between the two, with Rodgers’ team looking to finish the domestic season unbeaten where they have the possibility of winning the treble.
Sutton picked up on that success and the outspoken pundit was clearly not allowing Cunningham to criticise the Hoops’ season.
“Do you not think the Champions League campaign was a bit of a disappointment,” Cunningham asked Sutton, as posted by eirSPORT Twitter account.
“Is he mad,” Sutton responded. “They shouldn’t have been there – they lost 7-0 to Barcelona, a bit of an embarrassment but the response against Manchester City [at home] was sensational”.
Former Ireland defender Cunningham then stated: “I’ll give you that, one game”.
“Look at the budget Celtic have,” Sutton told Cunningham to which he responded, “What about the budget, Partick Thistle, Clyde Bank and Stenhousemuir”.
Sutton then looked at the camera in bemusement: “I don’t know what Kenny is talking about. It’s been a fantastic season”.
— eir Sport (@eirSport) May 11, 2017
During their Champions League campaign, Celtic recorded three points from their six matches as they finished bottom of their group.
La Liga giants Barcelona, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and German outfit Borussia Mönchengladbach were the other three teams in Group C.
Rodgers side picked up points during their two matches against City and away at Gladbach but they suffered a heavy defeat away at the Nou Camp.
The clash against Barcelona, which they lost 7-0, they followed up that match by recording an entertaining 3-3 draw with City.
Real Madrid and Juventus will now contest the Champions League final which will take place in Cardiff, with the Spanish side looking to win back-to-back European trophies.