Ninety minutes into the domestic season and the former Liverpool youth coach was mouthing off about decisions going against ‘Rangers’ for years.
Clearly someone inside Ibrox is feeding Gerrard with an overdose of spin, in May Gerrard was too busy to watch the final three matches of last season but appeared to brush up on years of bad decisions by the time he had reached Pittodrie.
When Steve Clarke produced a reasoned, factual statement about Willie Collum he got hit with an SFA charge leaving Sutton to come up with the uncomfortable conclusion that others would rather shy away from.
“It’s inconsistency, Steven Gerrard’s conspiracy stuff is as bad as anything,” Sutton told The Sun. “He’s implying there’s collaboration between referees which has worked against his club.
“Steve Clarke must be sitting in his office thinking ‘If I’ve been charged, why hasn’t Steven Gerrard?’.
“Clarke coming out and saying what he did was out of frustration. He has overstepped the mark in some respects and he’ll know that but he makes some valid points.
“Why didn’t the SFA react to Gerrard’s comments? Since they’re now acting over Clarke’s comments, you’re entitled to know why they’re not taking Rangers’ manager to task for, arguably, the worst offence of them all.
“You just want common sense and consistency — and there’s been anything but that from the SFA.”
It’s been reported that the SFA have contacted FIFA and supplied them with video evidence to justify their early season ‘inconsistencies’ over decisions involving Alfredo Morelos, Steven Naismith, Allan McGregor, Alan Dicker and Mikey Devlin.