Rangers captain David Weir has taken issue with Craig Burley's suggestion that some Scotland players were 'too thick' to understand the methods of sacked coach George Burley.
Burley was axed on Monday following Scotland's failure to qualify for the 2010 World Cup and Saturday's dismal 3-0 friendly defeat to Wales.
Burley's methods were defended by his nephew - the former Scotland international midfielder turned TV pundit Craig - but Weir has angrily hit back at the suggestion.
Rangers captain Weir, who has won 65 international caps for Scotland, missed the defeat in Cardiff.
He told the Daily Record: "I find that a ridiculous comment to make and 100 per cent untrue.
"Someone with Craig's experience at the top level should know better than to say something like that.
"Professional players aren't in the game because they lack the intellect to do anything else. We're fortunate to be in the game and we appreciate that, but to say we're thick is an insult.
"We wouldn't be international players if we were too thick to understand what the game's about."