By Jason Jones

21st Dec, 2019 | 1:57pm

Chris Sutton makes bold jibe at Rangers favourite after Robbie Savage claim

You won’t find too many people who are willing to criticise Alfredo Morelos at the moment. 

The Rangers hitman has turned himself into a sweetheart of the Ibrox faithful with his superhuman goalscoring feats, hitting 27 in 33 games in all competitions in this season alone.

But one man who is never too far away from a controversial comment, especially about the Gers, is Chris Sutton, and he jumped at the opportunity to question Morelos’ ability when it presented itself on Saturday.

Speaking during a segment on BT Sport, as quoted by the Daily Record, the ex-Hoops man was asked whether El Bufalo was the most valuable player in Scotland right now.

He said: “No he’s not Rob, you are better than that Rob.

“He can’t do it against the big teams.”

Robbie Savage responded: “In 2019 he’s got the fifth most goals in world football.”

But Sutton wouldn’t back down, retorting: “Tell me his stats against Celtic and then we’ll move on.

“Tell me his stats against Celtic? 0 in 11 and one red card.”

Ultimately, this feels like incredible whataboutery from Sutton.

Nobody who watches Scottish football, or European football for that matter, can deny that Morelos is the real deal.

The South American has 27 goals in 33 games at a rate of one goal every 82 minutes, as per Transfermarkt – what more could you possibly want from him?

Also, this argument about not doing it against the so-called “big teams” is flimsy at best.

Morelos may not have bagged against Celtic, granted, but he has hit 14 in 14 in the Europa League this term, scoring against the likes of Feyenoord, BSC Young Boys, and FC Porto.

If they’re not “big teams” then who are?

Whether it’s jealousy, blind loyalty to Celtic, naivety, or sheer stubbornness, Sutton has got this one very, very wrong.

In other news, ‘Sensational’ – These Rangers fans blown away by one play in 3-0 win v Hibs.