The pair were both working as pundits on the BT Sport Score show when they traded verbal blows over what Sutton perceived a ‘stupid’ question.
Savage broke away from the Wolves vs Fulham game he was watching to ask Sutton: “What’s bigger, managing Celtic or Rangers, or Scotland?”
The nature of the question frustrated Sutton, who shook his head and responded: “Come on Robbie.”
Savage knew he had riled the outspoken former striker – so he kept at it to get a response.
“Answer the question,” he ordered but Sutton continued to knock it back.
“It’s a stupid question, I’m not answering,” he replied before saying: “It’s irrelevant, as most of your questions are.”
Savage appeared to be loving the fact he had irked his colleague as he ranted back: “It’s not. Answer the question. Answer the question.”
The show’s host Mark Chapman butted in to try and get things back on track – telling Savage not to lose focus on the game he was watching.
Savage snapped back into line, delivering a short assessment on Wolves 1-0 win before reverting back to the row he had started.
“Can I go back to that? He’s got so much to say but he won’t answer the question,” he laughed.
“What was the question?” Sutton responded to which Savage reiterated: “Celtic or Scotland?”
But again Sutton was having none if it as he snapped back: “They are different jobs. I don’t answer stupid questions.”