'Disasters' - Kris Commons blasts Old Firm flops for views on Celtic historic run
By James Black
The pair have insisted Celtic’s streak isn’t much of an achievement given the relative strength of Celtic’s squad and resources available to Brendan Rodgers.
The Parkhead side have racked up 63 games without defeat in domestic competitions – stretching all the way back to Ronny Deila’s final game in charge in May 2016.
Commons spent six-and-a-half seasons with Celtic and admits he found the comments from the pair “remarkable” and thinks their bitterness comes from the fact they were quickly laughed out of the Scottish game.
“Tony Cascarino and Joey Barton were absolute flops at Celtic and Rangers,” Commons said, as quoted by MailOnline.
“I have read the much-debated comments from both of them about Scottish football over the past week or so.
“I found them remarkable.
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“You can say these guys have played in the English Premier League, so they know football.
“But to be so disparaging? As I said, I think there is bitterness toward our game because they came north of the border and were disasters.”
Commons left the Scotttish champions in the summer and is currently without a club as he recovers from back surgery.
The 34-year-old scored 91 times in 226 appearances for the Hoops and lifted five Scottish titles, two Scottish Cups and a Scottish League Cup.
Cascarino joined the Hoops in 1991 and scored four times in 30 appearances and has gone down in history as one of Celtic’s worst signing in modern times.
Barton had less than a season at Ibrox after moving north from Burnley in 2016.
The former Man City and Newcastle midfielder had a fall-out with manager Mark Warburton before being suspended by the club for a number weeks.
Rangers and Barton agreed to terminate the midfielder’s contract less than halfway through last season.