Chris Sutton believes Glasgow Rangers ‘stink of hypocrisy’ and have ‘betrayed’ George Edmundson and Jordan Jones following their treatment of Calvin Bassey, Nathan Patterson and Bongani Zungu.
Sutton hammers Gers
Bassey, Patterson and Zungu all broke coronavirus regulations earlier this month to attend a house gathering (Sky Sports). However, all three were named in the squad to face Royal Antwerp on Thursday, while Patterson and Zungu came on from the bench.
That is in stark contrast to what happened to Jones and Edmundson after they committed a similar breach towards the end of last year (BBC) – neither played again for the 54-time Scottish champions after the incident and have since been shipped out on loan.
Former Celtic striker Sutton has slammed the Gers for their reaction. He wrote in The Daily Record:
“I’ll tell you one thing, if I were Jordan Jones and George Edmundson, I’d be feeling betrayed.
“Those two were hung out. Suspended by the club pending an investigation we were told on an official statement. Punted down the road to England.
“Yet the other boys did the same thing and were put straight back into the squad as soon as their isolation period was up.
“It absolutely stinks of hypocrisy and double standards.”
Change in circumstances
Sutton does make a good point – the Gers have changed their tune in the matter of a few months. Edmundson and Jones were treated as pariahs, but Zungu, Patterson and Bassey have been forgiven in double-quick time.
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The differing circumstances is probably behind the decision to bring them straight back into the fold. While Jones and Edmundson weren’t really part of the first-team, the other trio are all likely to have a role to play between now and the end of the season. Not only that, the transfer window has been and gone, leaving the Gers no chance to move them on even if they wanted to.
As Patterson scored against Antwerp in midweek, Gerrard’s faith has been repaid.
In other news, Rangers fans slammed this man against Antwerp.
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