Chris Sutton worried about Celtic clash v Rangers after 'daft' mistake from key player
By Danny Wright
Chris Sutton is worried that Scott Brown’s suspension could scupper Celtic’s chances of getting past Rangers in the Scottish Cup next week.
The key Hoops player will be ruled out of the semi-final clash at Hampden Park after he received a late red card during the 2-2 draw with Ross County on Easter Sunday.
Sutton, 44, spent six years as a Celtic player and is no stranger to stoking the flames of the Old Firm rivalry on his personal Twitter account.
.@btsportfootball Brown outstanding this season but that was daft…May prove costly! Standard of refereeing consistent all season….
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) April 16, 2017
However he has labelled Brown’s mistake as “daft” and thinks that it “may prove costly” for Brendan Rodgers’ side, who are aiming to complete a domestic treble.
The Bhoys have not lost a game in Scottish football this season in what has been an incredible debut year for Rodgers.
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Since their title-winning rout at Hearts earlier this month though, things have not been going so smoothly.
They had dropped just four points all season before the win at Tynecastle, but they have now drawn two of their last three outings.
As well as securing the league, Celtic have already lifted the Scottish League Cup and are just seven days away from the fourth instalment of the Old Firm rivalry this season.
The Hoops have not won the Scottish Cup since 2013 and it will be the final piece of the jigsaw in their treble dreams.
In other Celtic news, fans have reacted on Twitter to Brown’s suspension.