By Joe Ellis

7th May, 2022 | 3:40pm

Rangers news: Chris Sutton aims 'choked' jibe at Ibrox after Celtic win v Hearts

Celtic took another step towards regaining the Scottish Premiership crown by beating Hearts on Saturday (7 May) and Chris Sutton took aim at Rangers.

The Hoops battled back from 1-0 down to win 4-1 against the third-best team in the country as they extended their gap to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side to nine points.

The Light Blues have the chance to reduce that back down to six points on Sunday (8 May) when they welcome Dundee United to Ibrox but time is running out to close that gap.

Chris Sutton was revelling in Celtic’s triumph on Twitter as he took the chance to focus his crosshairs on Rangers and their fall from grace domestically after last season.

“Amazing job Ange Postecoglou has done at Celtic. Think about it…a 25 point deficit last season and a huge squad overhaul required,” Sutton wrote.

“Yes, Rangers have choked this season but nevertheless, Ange has sent them packing. Incredible achievement.”


It sounds very much like someone is jealous of how well Rangers have done in other competitions this season.

The Scottish Premiership isn’t the only competition that matters, believe it or not, Sutton, and the Gers have been head and shoulders better than their Old Firm rivals all year long.

We’ve already knocked the Hoops out of the Scottish Cup despite having to play 120 minutes against Braga just days prior and doing so again at Hampden Park.

In Europe though, Celtic simply cannot hold a torch to Rangers this season and they all know it too.

Whereas the Gers have beaten Borussia Dortmund, Red Star Belgrade, Braga and most recently RB Leipzig on their way to the Europa League final, Celtic couldn’t even get past Norwegian side Bodo Glimt in the Conference League.

Sutton can make these comments all he likes but the truth is that we have had a far better season if you can open your eyes even slightly.

In other Rangers news, one of the club’s academy coaches has penned a deal to play 4th tier football.