As we told you earlier today, Sky Sports have announced they’ve secured the exclusive rights to screen top-flight football in this country from 2020 onward, on a five-year deal, meaning Sutton and his co-pundits at BT have effectively been made redundant.
Fans of Scottish football have voiced their displeasure at the deal, and Sutton has been inundated with messages and Tweets asking for his take on the matter, and the ex-Celtic striker has duly obliged:
Just to say thanks for all the nice messages regarding the BT Sport coverage… suffice to say we are disappointed to miss out on the next rights package… we will carry on giving our very best to the Scottish game for the next 18 months⚽️Thanks again👍
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) November 19, 2018
Given he made his name as one of the country’s most forthright pundits on BT, Sutton’s response was perhaps understandably gloomy inits tone:
What do you think of the big news? Will Sutton and BT Sport be missed when it comes to broadcasting Scottish football?