Former Celtic player Chris Sutton has slammed Rangers defender Connor Goldson for the challenge that led to Celtic’s winning goal in the Scottish League Cup final, in comments made on BT Sport (broadcast on 8/12; 17:31).
The Gers somehow did not come away from Hampden Park with the win. Rangers dominated the game for large majority and probably would have been comfortably ahead had they not come up against a Fraser Forster.
It was not Edouard who bagged the decisive goal. But he did make a major contribution as it was the striker who was brought down by Goldson 35 yards out for the free-kick that led to Christopher Jullien’s winner.
Jullien was in an offside position. But after criticising the officials for not raising the flag, Sutton also slammed the Rangers man for swiping Edouard.
“Just going back to the Goldson challenge, hindsight’s a wonderful thing. What a stupid challenge, whether it was laying down a marker or not,” he told BT Sport.
Rangers have every right to feel aggrieved. They held their line and the flag should have gone up. But that perhaps should not let Goldson off the hook for making such a rash challenge that looked quite unnecessary.