If you’ve seen the screaming headline that a “Sky Sports presenter” is claiming to know that a Celtic player is unhappy at the club, you’re better not giving it the time of day. The “reporter” in question is a semi-coherent goon who used to play at Ibrox.
It’s Alan Hutton, and the day he can speak intelligently about life inside Celtic is the day I stop.
I get tired of the media pretending that these people are neutrals.
I get even more tired of them pretending to know what’s happening inside our club.
There are ex-Celtic players, like Nicholas and Walker and McAvennie, who don’t know that because they are so far from the centre of power there that the idea is ludicrous.
What sort of inside info do you reckon this guy has?
I read his comments earlier today, in another article which disguised his name behind a vague headline, and he freely admits that this is just speculation. He is taking his cue from the ex-head at Maccabi, who himself has no actual knowledge but is working off a second hand source.
So what is Hutton? A third class source?
Yeah and a fifth rate “reporter” but one of many whose former playing career at that club has gotten him plenty of undeserved coverage and the beginnings of a media career.
My only surprise was that they are touting him as a “Sky” reporter as not as one of the troglodytes who has trudged through the offices of BBC Scotland based on that qualification.
Calling him a reporter, or even a pundit, is like calling a microwave curry gourmet cuisine.
To pretend that he has the least knowledge of life inside Celtic or who is happy or not is a bit like trying to make the same case for the cardboard box the curry comes in.
Hutton is at it.
He’s using one ignorant statement to make another.
It’s people pretending that this is anything else that sticks in my craw.