Sunday 18 August 2019

'Tony Cascarino has embarrassed himself' - Chris Sutton eviscerates former Ireland star

Tony Cascarino and (inset) Chris Sutton
Tony Cascarino and (inset) Chris Sutton

Chris Sutton has launched a scathing attack on Tony Cascarino, claiming the former Ireland striker "embarrassed" himself with recent comments about Celtic.

Speaking on talkSPORT recently, Cascarino dismissed Celtic's record 63-match unbeaten record as meaning "nothing" and pointed to heavy Champions League defeats as evidence that Brendan Rodgers' men are "not a great side".

"Domestically they're so far ahead, miles ahead. But they've lost to Astana, who are from Kazakhstan," said Cascarino earlier this week.

"They've been bashed up 5-0 by PSG. OK, PSG are capable of beating any team. They've been beaten home and away by Bayern Munich. They've drawn with Rosenborg in the qualifiers.

"So it's clear they are on a completely different level from everyone domestically but are still not a great side.

"Just look at the points total last year. It's just so ridiculous that we can't give Celtic too much credit.

"To justify this great run they've been on – well, who have they actually beaten? Beating Ross County and St Johnstone when this team's miles ahead – it just feels this means nothing."

Writing in his Daily Record column, Sutton responded to Cascarino's comments.

"Tony Cascarino has embarrassed himself with his statements about Celtic," wrote Sutton.

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.

"But Cascarino has slaughtered Celtic's achievements at the same time as confessing he doesn't even watch Scottish football. It's utterly ridiculous.

"Between him and Joey Barton comparing the club's 63-game unbeaten domestic record to a Sunday League effort it's comical.

"Here are two guys who couldn't cut it in Scotland's top flight yet are happy to come out and wham it."

Sutton also took aim at Cascarino over his playing days at Parkhead.

"This is despite the fact Cascarino played in a Celtic team that lost eight games in the season he was there, including Saints and the likes of Falkirk.

"Unfortunately that cherished success at the Tennent's Sixes cannot be counted on long-term records."

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