MICHAEL BEALE last night rounded on Chris Sutton and “COMEDY ACT” pundits he claims take Scottish football into the gutter.

The Rangers boss received huge praise for his sportsmanship in allowing Partick Thistle to score into an open goal at Ibrox last weekend.

Rangers manager Michael Beale was criticised by Chelsea flop Chris Sutton


Rangers manager Michael Beale was criticised by Chelsea flop Chris SuttonCredit: Willie Vass
Michael Beale called Chris Sutton a "comedy act" and Chelsea's "worst ever player"


Michael Beale called Chris Sutton a “comedy act” and Chelsea’s “worst ever player”Credit: Willie Vass

But Sutton questioned whether Beale would have made the same gesture had it been against Celtic.

And the Gers boss who hit out: “Growing up, I was a fan of Chelsea.

“So there is one pundit around here who is the worst ever player to play for Chelsea. That is why I won’t mention his name – because I try to forget him.”

Malik Tillman sparked the flashpoint when he scored for Gers after the Jags had kicked the ball out of play for him to receive treatment.

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It was an honest mistake from the midfielder which was quickly rectified by Beale.

But he has been left bemused by those who question whether he would have done the same in an Old Firm clash.

He added: “Listen, there are pundits that are comedy acts. There are ex-players who are comedy acts.

“I don’t even want to answer that question because they are comedy acts and they are there to create intrigue.


“They don’t speak about the betterment of the game, they don’t help our game at all.

“All they do is bring it back down to the gutter. There are a lot of other good things we can speak about in our game at the moment, at other clubs as much as in my club.

“There are people out there creating intrigue for intrigue reasons and those people, in my opinion, we need to mute them and quickly.”

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