Scots tell BT to rein in Sutton
SPORTS broadcaster BT has been told to muzzle outspoken pundit Chris Sutton following showdown talks with the Scottish Football Association.
The move follow the sudden withdrawal of co-operation by Craig Thomson in the St Johnstone v Celtic Premiership game eight days ago.
Scottish officials co-ordinate kick-off times with BT’s outside broadcast director to work in with television scheduling and adverts.
But on this occasion referee Thomson declined to do so.
He was furious at being labelled a bottler by Sutton in the course of BT’s coverage of Dundee v Rangers a week earlier for failing to send off Rangers’ Harry Forrester for a second offence.
Sutton – the former Celtic, Chelsea and England striker – has hit the headlines on several occasions.
The latest was on Friday night when he said he felt Rangers would not win the upcoming Old Firm match as their backs were “horrendous”. THE penalty for adultery in ancient Greece involved hammering a radish up the adulterer’s arsehole