By Doug Ward

16th Sep, 2021 | 2:44pm

Chris Sutton slates Rangers as he and Neil Lennon are seen as 'security risk' at Ibrox

Chris Sutton has blasted Rangers as he confirms both he and Neil Lennon have been blocked from attending Ibrox on Thursday night.

The former Celtic players were due to cover the Hoops’ away Europa League clash against Real Betis from Ibrox on Thursday night, prior to the Gers playing Lyon.

However, both Sutton and Lennon are deemed as security risks, according to Stewart Robertson.

Sutton took to his personal Twitter account to complain on Thursday afternoon and said: “I’m not allowed to work on the Celtic game tonight from a studio at Ibrox along with Neil Lennon as Stewart Robertson the Rangers CEO says we are a security risk.

“Good to see Rangers groundbreaking diversity and inclusion campaign ‘Everyone Anyone’ is working well…”

It could be in his best interests…

Sutton and Lennon should be able to attend Ibrox without having to worry about their safety.

They should also be able to work on the broadcast of football matches without this kind of worry even entering the minds of anyone.

Unfortunately, there are some idiots among our fanbase – as we’ve seen in recent weeks – and it might be best for Sutton and Lennon to stay away.

Again, they should be able to go to Ibrox because, at the end of the day, the Celtic players and management were only there a few weeks ago and their security was never under threat.

Is this another attempt by Rangers to stop people who are vocally against the club from getting access into Ibrox?

Sutton openly criticises us time and time again but he was also quite magnanimous last season when we won the title without suffering a defeat in the league.

This could be a story that rumbles on for a while.

In other Rangers news, the club has had to contact the police over “malicious” online activity.