CHRIS SUTTON has taken a sideswipe at Ally McCoist after recent comments from the Rangers goalscoring hero on Scotland’s new hate speech act.

The Celtic legend had his say on controversial remarks made by his ex-BT Sport colleague ahead of the third Glasgow derby of the season at Ibrox on Sunday.

Responding to the declaration from McCoist, Sutton said: “He left himself wide open saying that he along with 48,000 will be committing a breach of the bill in that fixture.

“Look, I know Ally well, I’ve worked with him a lot. I suspect that his comments may have well been tongue in cheek.

“But if they weren’t, then got to say they were pretty reckless, irresponsible comments.

“Daft, I think his choice of words were clumsy.”

DERBY DELIGHT…Chris Sutton celebrates the winning goal against the Ibrox side at Parkhead in May 2004. Stilyan Petrov is about to join in.

McCoist created a storm when he said: “A hate bill has been passed in the country.

“And I can guarantee you, next Sunday at Ibrox, I, along with 48,000 will be committing a breach of that hate bill in the particular Rangers vs Celtic game we are all going to. It is madness.”

The Ibrox icon has since stated he will NOT be attending the match.

Sutton, speaking to the Daily Mail’s ‘It’s All KIcking Off’ podcast, continued: “He’s come out now and said that he’s not going to the game which may have not sort of got him out of it, but his way of getting out of the words which he used.

“He will have to address this one, I thought is comments were slightly odd in truth.”

Backtracking on the comments, McCoist has now insisted: “People are accusing me that I’m going to be breaking this act – and I’m not even going to be at the game.”

The derby, of course, is a sell-out with Hoops supporters locked. A goal from Kyogo Furuhashi silenced the fans with a glorious matchwinner in Govan on September 3.

And the prolific Japanese hitman repeated the feat at Parkhead in front of his own supporters on December 30 when he curled in a stunning points-clincher in a 2-1 triumph.

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