Chris Sutton has fired back at Tony Cascarino's disparaging comments on Celtic, claiming Cascarino "embarrassed himself."
Cascarino recently dismissed Celtic's 63-match unbeaten record because of the quality of opposition they've faced:
Domestically they're so far ahead, miles ahead. But they've lost to Astana, who are from Kazakhstan.
In his Daily Record column Sutton has fired back, claiming Cacarino offering an opinion on Scottish football is like Sutton trying to critique horse racing:
To be honest, it’s a bit like me having an opinion on horse racing. I wouldn’t have a clue what I was talking about when it comes to fences and furlongs and he’s exactly the same when it comes to Scottish football.
What makes his comments even worse is the fact Cascarino has admitted as much.
Sutton went on to highlight the contradiction in Cascarino's argument:
Cascarino has slaughtered Celtic’s achievements at the same time as confessing he doesn’t even watch Scottish football. It’s utterly ridiculous.
The BT Sport pundit also went after Joey Barton, who labelled the standard of the Scottish Premiership as "Sunday League."
The truth is Joey was arguably Rangers’ worst signing and was part of the 63-game record in probably the most memorable game where he was humiliated at Celtic Park by Scott Brown.
Sutton actually expanded on his point and continued to contextualise Celtic's achievement. He accepts they should be defeating most Scottish sides but praises their remarkable consistency, comparing their run to the Premier League:
Chelsea can massively outspend Crystal Palace and do so on a regular basis. Manchester United are easily able to spend fortunes more than Huddersfield. Watford could never get near the level of Arsenal’s spending. Yet Palace have beaten Chelsea this term, Huddersfield have beaten United and Watford have beaten Arsenal.
Yesterday Celtic icon Neil Lennon also fired back at Cascarino's comments. Meanwhile on the back of this, Celtic fans have made a video tribute to both Cascarino and Barton's contribution to the Scottish game:
Well done Neil Lennon and Chris Sutton for highlighting Joey Barton and Tony Cascarinos irrelevence to Scottish football.
Heres a wee reminder of BOTH of their contributions to our game pic.twitter.com/IV9ueLNuN2
— JT (@J1888T) November 9, 2017
You can read Sutton's full column here.