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Chris Sutton destroys Joey Barton after his comment about Celtic's unbeaten record

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No matter what you think about the quality of Scottish top-flight football right now, Celtic deserve huge credit for setting a new British record last weekend.

Brendan Rodgers’ side’s 4-0 win at St Johnstone last Saturday means they have now gone an incredible 63 league matches without suffering defeat.

The Bhoys equalled the 100-year record set by Willie Maley's Celtic team after drawing with Kilmarnock on October 25 and broke it with victory at McDiarmid Park.

It’s a magnificent feat and one that Rodgers admits he could never have envisaged when he took the Celtic job last year.

“It’s a truly remarkable achievement and the squad deserve all the credit they get,” the former Liverpool boss told the Scottish Sun. “To show that level of professionalism and mentality is a real testament to their work.

“Could I imagine us going 63 unbeaten games at the start? Not really.”

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What Barton said about Celtic's record

However, not everyone is impressed by Celtic’s latest achievement.

After Celtic equalled the record, Barton said in a dismissive tone on talkSPORT: “I know Sunday League teams that have managed that.”

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Chris Sutton has now destroyed Barton

This comment was like a red rag to a bull for former Celtic striker Chris Sutton, who has torn Barton to shreds in his latest Daily Record column.

The outspoken one-time England international, who now works as a pundit on BT Sport, has called Barton the worst signing in Rangers’ history and claims the midfielder was unable to hack it in the Scottish Premiership.

While aiming fire at Tony Cascarino for making similar comments, Sutton wrote: “But Cascarino has slaughtered Celtic’s achievements at the same time as confessing he doesn’t even watch Scottish football. It’s utterly ridiculous.

“Between him and Joey Barton comparing the club’s 63-game unbeaten domestic record to a Sunday League effort it’s comical.

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“Here are two guys who couldn’t cut it in Scotland’s top flight yet are happy to come out and wham it.

“Barton undermines the achievement. Said he knew of Sunday League teams that have managed it.

“Well the truth is Joey was arguably Rangers’ worst signing and was part of the 63-game record in probably the most memorable game where he was humiliated at Celtic Park by Scott Brown.”

What a burn!

Sutton continued his verbal assault against Barton

He wasn’t finished there, either.

“He could have stopped the run but instead chooses to belittle the game north of the border and talk it down,” Sutton added.

“Joey has had a decent career but couldn’t cut it on the pitch in the SPFL and was found out. He talked the talk but kidded nobody in Scottish football.

“The only thing Sunday League were his performances for Rangers.

“But even so at least he has been here in recent times. At least he knows the scene. Cascarino hasn’t a clue.”

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You have to admire the way Sutton speaks his mind - it’s Roy Keane-esque.

Barton made eight appearances for Rangers

Barton made eight appearances for Rangers - including *that* game against Scott Brown and Celtic - before his contract was terminated following a training ground bust-up with teammate Andy Halliday.

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We can’t wait to see how he responds to Sutton’s comments - assuming he’s brave enough to do so.

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