Outspoken BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton wasn’t impressed with Kilmarnock’s Europa League exit, to say the least.
The Rugby Park side lost 2-0 at home to Welsh part-timers Connah’s Quay Nomads to lose 3-2 on aggregate. The result was an embarrassing one for the Premiership side, and Sutton didn’t hold back.
“Shameful result for Kilmarnock last night losing to a Welsh League team” he commented on his Twitter account,
“That’s pretty low.”
Shameful result for Kilmarnock last night losing to a Welsh League team. That’s pretty low…
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) July 19, 2019
It is not a surprise to see Sutton so outspoken about the result. However, it really has to go down as one of the worst results in Europe for a Scottish team in a long time.
The result is a real blow for Kilmarnock. Killie will lose out on money which would have been a big help this season.
Result puts pressure on manager
The exit from Europe also puts pressure on new manager Angelo Alessio. He already had a tough job on his hands replacing Steve Clarke.
Now it will take some big results for Alessio to get the fans on-side after the European capitulation. Kilmarnock had waited 18 years to get back into Europe, few expected it to last only one round.
Sadly that is what has happened and it is a very poor result not only for Kilmarnock but for Scottish football in general.