Chris Sutton labels Derek Johnstone an embarrassment & a charlatan BT Sport pundit fires a broadside at former Rangers legend


If you missed tonight’s Radio Clyde Superscoreboard then you missed former Celtic striker Chris Sutton ripping into former Rangers legend & Clyde pundit Derek Johnstone as he labelled him an ’embarrassment to journalism’ and a ‘charlatan’.

In a heated exchange live on national radio, the BT Sport pundit was asked by host Gerry McCulloch if he sets out to be controversial.

Sutton said: “I work in the media now and you’ve got someone sitting there next to you who is an embarrassment to the media profession. He’s an apologist, he’s a charlatan, he’s a Rangers puppet, he’s a cheerleader, that’s what he is.

“I saw Derek the other night in the director’s box and he took one look at me and popped out.”

The Rangers legend responded, saying : “You’ve had your five minutes of nonsense. I’ll take over now. The one thing that we all have in life now is choice. The choice for me now when I’m watching the television and it’s football on BT, I’ll turn the sound down because I get absolutely nothing from you but negativity. You’re talking about fellow footballers and trying to make a name for yourself.”

Sutton hit back: “You’re a party political broadcaster Derek, you’re an embarrassment, you shouldn’t be on the radio.”

Johnstone then defended Rangers manager Mark Warburton after comments made earlier by Sutton, he commented: “For you to say before the game – ‘If Mark Warburton loses his next two games he’ll be sacked’. What a load of utter nonsense. It’s your opinion and you’re entitled to it but I think it’s utter nonsense. You’re saying things trying to get a reaction from people.”

Sutton hit back: “The problem you have Derek is that you don’t tell the truth. You backed Charles Green and you backed Craig Whyte!”

Listen to the full tirade below:


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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