KRIS COMMONS has blasted ‘flops’ Tony Cascarino and Joey Barton for repeatedly talking down the Scottish game.
The 34-year-old used his space in the Scottish Daily Mail to take aim at this form of negative punditry from players that couldn’t make the grade in Scotland, yet attempted to dismiss it for air time.
“Tony Cascarino and Joey Barton were absolute flops at Celtic and Rangers.
“And they seem to be bitter about how bad they were up here.”
Cascarino played for Celtic in 1991 and lasted just a season before being sold to Chelsea. Whilst Barton made eight appearances for Rangers, his last at Celtic Park in the 5-1 humiliation to Brendan Rodgers’ side.
“I have read the much-debated comments from both of them about Scottish football over the past week or so. I found them remarkable.”
Commons scored 91 goals for Celtic in 226 appearances and he actively promotes the Scottish game through his punditry work. However, he believes that Cascarino and Barton are negative about the game because they’re bitter at their own failures.
“You can say these guys have played in the English Premier League, so they know football. And they know what people in England think about the Scottish game. That’s fine.
“But to be so disparaging? As I said, I think there is bitterness toward our game because they came north of the border and were disasters. It’s just noise put out to create an argument.”
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