By Ben Brown

18th Apr, 2022 | 9:15am

Chris Sutton laments refereeing display in Rangers v Celtic despite admitting Gers deserved to win

Chris Sutton begrudgingly admitted to Rangers deserving their Scottish Cup semi-final victory over his former side Celtic.

Greg Taylor had given the Hoops the lead before Scott Arfield’s equaliser sent the latest Old Firm clash to extra time, with Fashion Sakala netting a dramatic 114th-minute winner at Hampden.

The 49-year-old took to his personal Twitter account (4:50PM April 17th) to congratulate Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side, later taking a pop at referee Bobby Madden for his decisions during the fiery tie.

“Rangers the better team today and deserved to win. Celtic were poor today, missed big George and his physicality to get the team up the pitch,” Sutton admitted.

“Celtic were poor but Bobby Madden turned in one of the worst refereeing performances I’ve seen in Scotland for a long time… and that’s saying something!!!”

Sweet Success

It’s always amusing to see pundits favourable to the opposition throw their toys out of the pram and Sutton is up there as a figure it is funny to see wound up from a Rangers perspective.

In fairness to him, he did have the good grace to admit Gers’ thoroughly deserved their success, but he just couldn’t help himself moments later having a pop at referee Madden’s display.

Admittedly Madden did make some bizarre calls during the game, but ultimately both sides have to contend with that and Rangers were the much better of the two on the day and deserved their victory.

Sutton was no doubt looking forward to having a bit of smugness on his face when Greg Taylor put the Hoops a goal ahead to put them on course to secure another Old Firm win.

Sadly for him, Arfield had other ideas, and Sakala eventually netted the winner those players so richly deserved. Sorry Chris.

In other Rangers news, talkSPORT host Jim White has delivered his verdict on the triumph over Celtic.