By Adefunmiloye Alani

17th Jan, 2022 | 3:40pm

Chris Sutton reacts to report Rangers have been awarded most penalties since 2018

Chris Sutton has reacted after CIES Football Observatory claimed that Rangers have been awarded most penalties in Scottish football since 2018.

The Ibrox club are handed spot kicks on average every 363 minutes, with Hibs in second on 454 minutes and Aberdeen and Celtic in joint third on 540 minutes.

Sutton has always insisted that Rangers get favoured by the officials when it comes to penalties and other decisions, and he was very glad that a report could back him up, taking to his personal Twitter account to react to it.

He said: “I don’t believe it.”

Deserved

Rangers attack a lot, and it is only normal for them to win a lot of penalties in the opponents’ box as a result.

Sutton would not agree, though, but it is clear for anyone without bias towards the Light Blues to see that they deserve most of the calls given in their favour.

The team have played some incredible football over the last few months, pipping Celtic to the title last term, and their former striker just cannot get over it.

Rangers headed into the break top of the table and will be keen to successfully defend their title under Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

With just six points between them and the Hoops, the Bears know that they cannot afford to rest on their laurels, though.

They have won all their seven league games under the Dutchman and will be keen to resume action with victory over Aberdeen on Tuesday (18 January).

The Bears face Livingston and Ross County in their next two league games before a trip to Parkhead to take on Celtic on February 2, and winning their next four games could very much move them closer to the title.

In other Rangers news, the BBC are facing a multi-million-pound defamation action over Gers documentary.