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Chris Sutton aims to dig Rangers after being denied access to Ibrox with Neil Lennon for Europa League cover over ‘security reasons’ – and Gers hit back


An argument broke out between the Rangers and Celtic legends Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon – who were denied access to Ibrox on Thursday night.

Both men were hoping to be part of BT Sport’s Europa League coverage, providing a glimpse into the home of rivals The Hoops with both Old Firm teams in action.

Sutton expected to work as an expert at Ibrox last night
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Chris Sutton aims to dig Rangers after being denied access to Ibrox with Neil Lennon for Europa League cover over ‘security reasons’ – and Gers hit back
Lennon is a legendary Celtic player and manager
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However, the broadcaster saw their request pushed back due to “security concerns”, before both teams stumbled over defeats.

Sutton, an outspoken expert who isn’t afraid to wind up Rangers loyalists, had a Gers pop on Twitter, while former Celtic boss Lennon has reportedly sought legal advice.

Former striker Sutton said: “I’m not allowed to work on Celtic’s game tonight from a studio in Ibrox with Neil Lennon because Rangers CEO Stewart Robertson says we’re a security risk . It’s good to see the Rangers groundbreaking diversity and inclusion campaign “Everyone” is working well… ”

However, the Scottish champions fought back and insisted they weren’t wrong.

Chris Sutton aims to dig Rangers after being denied access to Ibrox with Neil Lennon for Europa League cover over ‘security reasons’ – and Gers hit back
Rangers were beaten 2-0 by Lyon
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A club spokesperson said: “We have complied with all UEFA contractual obligations to facilitate BT as a host broadcaster.

“Any conjecture or speculation is both inaccurate and unnecessary. “

Meanwhile, a BT Sport spokesperson said: “We were hopeful that Darrell Currie and the team would be able to present the Celtic and Rangers UEFA Europa League game coverage live from Ibrox tonight, as we have done this in the past.

“The rangers have since raised security concerns so we had to change our plans. “

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