Chris Sutton has taken a pot shot at Celtic and Rangers players after they missed the Scottish player of the year awards ceremony.

Rangers held their own awards ceremony on the same night, whilst the Celtic players went on a trip to Spain, a move Sutton was particularly critical of as it was Hoops players who won the awards on the night.

Hibernian players also missed the ceremony, which Sutton didn’t forget to mention on his personal Twitter account.

“Poor show at PFA awards no Rangers, Hibs and no Celtic turnout despite winning awards. PFA awards are a big honour, surely there are flights to Tenerife in the morning” he said.

The Hoops players who won awards on the night were Scott Brown, who was named as Scotland’s player of the year for the first time since 2009, and Kieran Tierney, who won his third successive young player of the year award.

Football Insider verdict

The players have their own prerogative if they want to attend the awards or not, but it was a bit odd to find out that no Hoops players attended the ceremony, especially Brown, who in winning the player of the year award nine years after winning the honour for the first time has shown what an incredible season that he has had. Perhaps once the players found out that Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers lost out as manager of the year to St Mirren’s Jack Ross they decided that the ceremony wasn’t worth attending and went to Spain instead, who can say.

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