Ally McCoist silenced Chris Sutton in a discussion over how both Rangers and Celtic have dealt with COVID infringements at their clubs this season.

Rangers have had seven players break protocol while Celtic have had an issue with Boli Bolingoli and saw the squad and coaching staff jet out to Dubai for a jolly boys’ outing.

In a discussion about Celtic’s failures this season on Scottish Football Extra on BT Sport 1 on Friday night, McCoist pointed to Neil Lennon and his players going to the Middle East as one of the things they did wrong.

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“If you’re serious about 10-in-a-row, you go and get John McGinn, you keep Fraser Forster, you keep Craig Gordon, you don’t go to Dubai. You do thinks right by COVID, by the government. All of those things, every one of them,” McCoist said.

Sutton replied by saying: “Celtic aren’t the only club to make mistakes in terms of the COVID situation.”

McCoist then left Sutton completely silenced by adding: “Celtic are only one of two clubs going for 10-in-a-row and I think only one of them was completely focused on the job.”

After about three or four seconds of silence from Sutton, host Darryl Currie said: “Fair comment, that.”

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Beautiful response

Sutton really had nothing to say about that.

Celtic should not have taken any chances this season, yet they did.

That trip to Dubai was a kick in the teeth to everyone in the country, not just Celtic fans, because they really shouldn’t have gone amid rising cases of COVID-19 in Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.

From the fans’ point of view, the players went on their holidays in the middle of a disappointing season in which 10-in-a-row blew up spectacularly in their faces.

But even if everything went swimmingly at Celtic Park this season and there were no controversies away from the pitch, would the Hoops have caught the Gers?

We really doubt it because Steven Gerrard and his men have been almost unstoppable in the Scottish Premiership.

We’ve only dropped eight points all season and remain unbeaten after 30 matches.

In other Rangers news, Patterson has confirmed a new commercial deal since his goal against Antwerp.

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