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Baffled- Chris Sutton hits out at Scottish Government over Ibrox double standards

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Chris Sutton is baffled by the Scottish Governments decision to commend the club from Ibrox for their reaction to Jordan Jones and George Edmondson hosting a house party that was broken up by Police Scotland and ended with both players being fined.

In what seemed like a co-ordinated manouvre news of the incident, a club statement and reaction from the Scottish Government rolled out without a question being asked at the First Minister’s media conference.

Earlier this season Celtic and Aberdeen had matches postponed as a punishment for the actions of their players but despite the different reaction to the deliberate breach from Ibrox the Celtic and Aberdeen CEO’s have said nothing about the double standards.

Showing a willingness to tackle the real issues, Sutton told the Daily Record:

First of all the players, what a couple of clowns they are. Steven Gerrard and the Rangers hierarchy must be absolutely furious with the whole thing. It seems like Rangers have handled the situation really well.

What has baffled me, absolutely baffled me, is the Scottish Government commending Rangers on that yet with Celtic and Aberdeen, the Scottish Government rounded on them. All this yellow card stuff and what have you? It’s remarkable how they’ve changed their tune.

Most people across Scotland will find that as a real head scratcher, but a lot of things that have happened up there have been like that.

On the first day of pre-season training Steven Gerrard gave first team coach Michael Beale a lift to Murray Park in a breach of protocol that allowed professional clubs to return to work.

In July a friendly match against Dundee United featuring Jones, Greg Stewart, Calvin Bassey and Young McCrorie went ahead despite the Murray Park stars not having been tested negative.

In 2012 the SFA, SPL and SFL agreed a secret Five Way Agreement to provide a different set of rules for clubs from Ibrox.

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