By Mike Slater

1st May, 2022 | 7:15am

Chris Sutton cannot believe what Ally McCoist said about Rangers showdown v Celtic

Chris Sutton cannot believe what Ally McCoist has said about the Rangers showdown against Celtic this afternoon.

The Bears icon has admitted that the Europa League semi-final second leg with RB Leipzig may take priority at Ibrox.

Sutton threw shots at McCoist, insisting that he has given up saying that about one of the biggest derbies in the world.

Speaking on BT Sports Scottish Football Extra this week, McCoist kicked off the discussion on the huge two games ahead.

“Do you prioritise the semi-final second leg? The answer is yes as much as you can, but we all know the importance of a Rangers v Celtic game,” he said.

“I think it’s safe to say that Celtic are miles favourites, and it would take a monumental collapse for them not to win the league this year.

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“With that in mind, you have to prioritise Thursday night’s game. I would not want to see any kind of weakened team at all.”

Sutton could not believe what he was hearing and couldn’t wait for his time to jump in and rub salt in the wounds.

“McCoist giving up, wow.” McCoist chucking the towel in for the Glasgow derby? I mean come on. A game of this magnitude, the Glasgow derby and you’re talking about prioritising, I mean come on.”


Rangers have a huge opportunity to reach the final of a major European competition yet again, and that may have to take priority.

Sutton may be shocked, but with the gap being six points with four games left to play in the league, that is a smaller chance.

Of course, we will have a good chance should we win on Sunday, but we would still be relying on others to help.

That isn’t the case on Thursday, we know if we win by two goals over 90 or 120 minutes, we will be in Seville next month.

Imagine that, dropping down to the lowest Scottish league and coming back, and still being the next club in the country to reach a European final before our rivals – that’s embarrassing for them.

Sutton is likely just jealous that his beloved club have struggled to even reach the knockout stages for years, whereas the mighty Bears are cruising each season.

Let’s win them both this week and shut Sutton up for good.

In other Rangers news, One 25-year-old could now be deemed as surplus to requirements at Ibrox this season