Football fans are divided 50/50 on whether they love or hate Chris Sutton as a pundit
He's certainly memorable.
There's a general perception that when it comes to TV pundits, audiences want someone that doesn't mince their words or speak in clichés. Before the cameras roll, TV producers must be hoping that their on-screen talent are opinionated, informative, controversial but never boring.
Bearing this in mind, former Celtic, Norwich City and Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton certainly fits the description because he has created quite the online stir after his recent appearance on Match of the Day 2. Sutton is no stranger to being on camera, he has frequently done work for Setanta/Eir, but the larger audience of MOTD2 has created a bigger reaction.
In one camp, there are people that absolutely love his no-nonsense, direct and dry delivery. On the other, well, they also made their opinions known.
Here's the view of Sutton and supporters (the new SAS if you will)...
— Stuart Maconie (@StuartMaconie) September 11, 2016
Chris Sutton seems to answer everything so honestly. Can understand why he is not universally loved in this country 😂
— Jack Maguire 🍀 (@magoorie87) September 12, 2016
Very good to see that @BBCSport have finally got a pundit who says what he see's,Chris Sutton been a breath of fresh air,over the weekend
— Jim Wigmore (@jameswigmore) September 12, 2016
— Tufail Hussain (@TufailH) September 11, 2016
This clip is absolute gold.
Chris Sutton on why Celtic would beat Rangers. Solid gold. pic.twitter.com/OOnMb5btY4
— Cian Carroll (@CianByNature) September 11, 2016
Football is a game of opinions though and he has upset some fans with his.
Chris Sutton is the type of guy who hands out fruit at Halloween, what a melt.
— Louis Stokes (@LouisStokes93) September 11, 2016
Chris Sutton is one of those pundits who says controversial/negative things for the sake of it. Purposely playing bad cop for no real reason
— James Hall (@James_Hall92) September 11, 2016
Chris Sutton on MOTD2. Definite Oscar winner for Most Overwrought and Sycophantic Performance as a Pundit in 2016. Transcendently OTT.
— Enda McEvoy (@EndaEndamac95) September 12, 2016
The man himself seems to be loving his punditry role though. We will definitely be tuned in next week.