Sutton slams Motherwell in sportsmanship row

Chris Sutton doesn’t have to look far to find controversy in Scottish football.

On Friday night he wanted the SFA Compliance Officer to take retrospective action for two incidents of foul play that referee John Beaton didn’t deal adequately with.

Those views were delivered 24 hours after watching Celtic getting knocked out of the Europa League to Valencia with Sutton back on domestic duty at Hamilton as Steven Gerrard’s side hit five without reply.

Early in the second half on Sunday, Twitter exploded with rage as Motherwell scored through Gboly Aribiyi after refusing to return the ball to Celtic who had put it out of play to allow treatment to Ryan Christie.

The home fans roared their anger at Motherwell, while Dedryck Boyata picked up a booking as the fans and players waited for an instruction from the visitors bench.

Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson could have instructed his side to concede a goal. But he didn’t take that opportunity and for more than 30 minutes anger engulfed the ground before Odsonne Edouard scored from a free kick to restore Celtic’s two goal advantage.