Ally McCoist has revealed Chris Sutton was one of the first people to text him when Rangers won the title on Sunday.
Celtic’s 0-0 draw with Dundee United at the weekend handed Rangers their 55th league title and their first since 2011, stopping the Hoops from winning their 10th consecutive championship.
Steven Gerrard’s men have been almost unstoppable on their rampage to the title, which has been sealed one match before the Premiership’s split later this month.
And it seems one of the biggest Celtic cheerleaders was willing to admit it was a well-deserved title for the Light Blues, based on what Sutton sent in a text to McCoist.
Speaking on BT Sport’s Scottish Football Extra on Friday night, McCoist said: “It’s been an eventful week.
“I’ve got to say, marvellous for Rangers to go over the line, they’ve been brilliant.
“And I have to let the nation know, this gentleman here (Sutton) was one of the first to send me a little message. He sent me a message last Sunday which was very much appreciated. No punchline, nothing to it. He sent a message, semi-congratulating us.
Sutton added: “We can’t repeat the message on television.”
Any tears with that message?
We cannot describe how giddy it makes us feel to see McCoist revel in Rangers’ title victory.
If there’s one man who personifies Glasgow Rangers Football Club, it is that man.
He is one of the club’s greatest ever strikers and will always be remembered for coming in and helping to save the Gers in their biggest moment of need in 2011.
McCoist stuck with us through administration and lead the Gers back up to the second-tier before finally leaving. While it wasn’t exactly pretty with the way things ended, that’s hardly something we think about when remembering the ex-striker’s time at Ibrox.
Seeing his face light up is one of the best parts of winning this title. You know it means so much to him.
And then, seeing Celtic cheerleader Sutton sat next to him while all of this goes on is just the cherry on the cake.
Fair play to Sutton for congratulating Rangers, he’s bound to be doing it through gritted teeth.
But there’s no doubt he’ll be back to his usual self very soon.
In other Rangers news, Stephen Craigan was blown away by this “terrific” outfielder at Slavia Prague on Thursday.