Alan Hutton has blasted the section of Celtic supporters who travelled to Parkhead to protest after the defeat to Ross County.

The former Rangers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admitted he was baffled by the fans’ decision and insisted they had painted the club in a bad light with their behaviour.

Celtic issued a statement condemning the individuals involved in demonstrations outside the stadium after the Hoops lost 2-0 to Ross County in the Scottish League Cup on Saturday.

Hutton has insisted that protesting against the team and the manager is helping no one and that those involved are just creating more controversy for the club.

Hutton told Football Insider: We all know what’s going on in the world at the moment, and obviously to be gathering in large numbers isn’t great, people end up getting hurt, it’s just too much.

“I understand the frustration, I get it, I totally understand but there’s got to be a better way than that is that.

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“At the end of the day, this is your club, the club that you love, and you’re standing there slaughtering the players, trying to get at the manager – that’s not good, that’s helping no one.

“It’s something I’ve never understood, I get that you’re frustrated with the way the season’s gone and the pandemic and everybody’s a little out their head if you want at the moment, I do I totally understand but you can’t act like that. It’s as simple as that.

“I’d be saying exactly the same if this was on the opposite side of Glasgow and it was the Rangers fans. You have act better than that and it does look bad on the club.”

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