BT Sport analyst Chris Sutton has blasted Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her Government over her treatment of Scottish football.
Sutton, former Blackburn Rovers and Celtic striker didn’t mince his words when he took aim at Sturgeon and her sidekick Jason Leitch.
Sutton, not one to shy away from telling it how it is, said: “Nicola Sturgeon and the Holyrood establishment are out of order with their kicking of Scottish football. And to make matters worse, they are not being even-handed with it.
“The Scottish Government has more to worry about than football and sport when it comes to mass death within their population and an economy being destroyed with the effects of the pandemic.”
Sutton’s claim that Sturgeon and her Government have let the tiny population of Scotland down is backed with hardcore factual evidence.
He continued: “Sturgeon rattling on about red cards, and I’ve already said my piece about clinical director Jason Leitch coming out with his ‘I didn’t miss them’ speech at the beginning of this pandemic like some power-crazy headmaster giving it some to a bunch of unruly school kids.
“This privilege chat that keeps coming from Sturgeon is misleading. It’s giving off an image to the rest of the country that football has been handed some sort of free pass from any sort of restrictions and can basically go about their business as normal.
“That could not be further from the truth. Football people have had to put in strict protocols at big cost just to be allowed to go to work.
“These people deserve some respect. Not to be treated like spoilt children who have nicked a tenner out of their mum’s purse.”
When it comes to football in Scotland, I don’t think it’s been dealt with well at all. Some of the decisions made by the Government have been extremely inconsistent and at times, harsh.”
Sutton’s blast comes at a time where many in the game feel Sturgeon must hate the beautiful game or wants to see the game go to ruin with clubs going bust and bankrupt.
Vox Post says:
What Sturgeon and her Government must understand is football is not only a sport. It’s a way of life. It’s the heartbeat of most communities that brings in revenue that is healthy for a society to sustain itself. Taking the game out of the equation can have some damaging consequences in many villages, towns, and bigger cities. It’s more than just football.
Chris Sutton Photo credit © Scottish Sun
Nicola Sturgeon Photo credit © Evening Standard