CHRIS SUTTON has used his platform in the Daily Record to have a go at Celtic supporters who cut the team some slack when they play the mega rich.
Sutton, who couldn’t win away for Celtic in Europe during his time there bemoaned the acceptance of second best when it comes to playing the top sides in Europe.
“Whenever I stepped onto the pitch wearing a Celtic shirt I never had it in my mind that the opposition were brilliant and we didn’t have a chance.
“So why has the mentality changed amongst some Celtic fans and, even, it sounds like some Celtic players?
“If the route some want to go down is to just accept it’s the way it is going to be playing against the so-called super teams and getting humiliated and accepting it then that is wrong.”
While some of his points are valid, has he forgotten about Anderlecht game and the fact we ran Bayern right down to the wire not by defending for our lives but by playing football.
The mentality hasn’t changed, the game has changed and we’re adapting to it. Once upon a time, we paid £6million for the likes of Sutton when the mega-rich were spending £20-30million. Now we’re spending 2,3,4million max while others spend £200million. To be over critical is poor. Yes, put the game under the microscope and look how we can improve but the Celtic supporters are willing to cut some of the players slack when they come up against ridiculous opposition.