Chris Sutton had an angry exchange with Pat Nevin on Five Live last night as the subject of ex-players with dementia was discussed.
The former Celtic striker has personal experience of the condition with his father Mike suffering from the illness.
On Sunday night Sutton’s former team-mate Alan Shearer presented a programme looking into the rash of players from the fifties and sixties that have picked up the illness.
Sutton has been highly critical of the players union, the PFA, for their hands off approach to the issue which seems more in line with the FA viewpoint than rank and file members.
When Pat is sticking up for Gordon Taylor who is head of the players union and done next to nothing for years regarding CTE and testing I find it offensive…. sorry if I was angry but I am angry about Gordon Taylor and his bullshit https://t.co/XK6lsNM0pm
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) November 13, 2017
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) November 13, 2017
Nevin has been a long standing office bearer for the PFA with Scottish viewers and listeners well aware of his many faces and stances.
So far the football authorities have been wary of drawing a link between the illness and ex-players with the prospect of being swamped by claims for industrial injuries and compensation.