Celtic crashed out of the Champions League at the third round of qualifying after a disappointing 3-2 aggregate loss against Greek side AEK and as far as Chris Sutton is concerned, the blame lies with the hierarchy.
A 2-1 defeat in Greece ensured Scottish Champions would not compete in the top tier of European football this season. Prior to the game former player and coach John Collins warned a loss against AEK would do significant damage to the club's year: "It's all over for the season."
The shock defeat comes amidst a backdrop of increasing tension between Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and the board. The failure to secure John McGinn led to Rodgers publicly calling on his bosses to back him in the transfer market before it was too late.
Speaking on BT Sport, Chris Sutton issued a damning critique of the club's decision to invest in stadium upgrades which included new LED flood flights instead of the squad.
They have spent £2m on disco lights at Celtic Park for Champions League nights. Invest in the playing squad!
The blame game has to stop and it’s time for cool heads at Celtic... the manager and board could have handled things better! Celtics poor recruitment is the reason they are out! I don’t care about disco lights..time to sort this mess out starting with Boyata
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) August 14, 2018