Ibrox Boss Michael Beale chose to attack former Celtic striker Chris Sutton during his midweek press conference, labelling the Englishman as the worst ever player in Chelsea’s history.

Sutton inevitably gave some back to Beale and joked that he had to google Michael Beale’s playing career, which ended at the ripe old age of 21. Chris was also adamant Beale should concentrate on his club and not on any one pundit.

Celtic’s Chris Sutton celebrates his extra-time goal with team-mate Neil Lennon (R) against Rangers during their Scottish premier league soccer match at Ibrox Park in Glasgow, May 8, 2004. Celtic won 1-0. REUTERS/Robert Paterson. RP/DBP/THI

Asked about Sutton’s comments after his side beat Livingston 3-0 thanks to a penalty and a Livi red card, the manager backed down with the tamest of rebuttals.

Asked if he had anything else to say to Chris, the Ibrox boss replied: ‘I love him as much as he loves me’, as reported by Record Sport.

Beale, at least taking Sutton’s comments on board and not choosing to pick fights for no real reason.

The whole source of Beale’s grievance was Chris Sutton claiming Beale would NOT have allowed Celtic a goal under the same circumstances as the Partick Thistle game. An opinion held by just about everyone, including former Ibrox striker Kenny Miller. The comment somehow triggered Beale into an over-the-top reaction.


  1. It is amazing to see the BBC (Billy Boys Club) Scotland always denote Celtic’s adversaries as poor every game. It is never Celtic are exceptional, it is always Celtic are good but their opponents are poor, as like again in the latest sportscene. Even Derek McInnes in the game at rugby park when we beet them 5-0 said they gifted us goals. Yet the same guy says therangers are an exceptional team when they only score 3 against them.

    Let’s show the whole of Scottish football the score next week. Celtic, please hit top gear and put the rangers to the sword so we can set the record straight!


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