By Nick Ware

17th Sep, 2021 | 10:15am

Alan Brazil urges SPFL and Jim White decision over Rangers-BT dispute

Alan Brazil has urged Jim White to publicly condemn Rangers for banning Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon from Ibrox on Thursday.

The Celtic-affiliated duo were blocked from broadcasting at the stadium with BT Sport as their presence deemed a security risk.

Speaking on talkSPORT [17/09/21] the morning after, Brazil has expressed his shock.

“I’m gobsmacked, I’m absolutely gobsmacked,” he said.

“I find this incredible. I’ve had run-ins with Rangers lately, there’s a new PR guy there. Look, I don’t want to go into it but at the end of the day I’ve got to give my opinion, I’m not right all the time.”

He added: “I think the SPFL have got to get involved here, you cannot have broadcasters coming in and paying big money to host games and then the club decide who can come in and who can work and who can’t.

“I’ll be very interested to hear what Jim White’s got to say about it, because Jim’s closer, much closer to Rangers than I’ll ever be. I’d love to hear what Jim [says].

“I would hope that Jim would have a go at Rangers over this.

“I can’t believe what I’m hearing here.”

Waiting on White

White follows Brazil’s breakfast show on talkSPORT, so he will inevitably air his views on Thursday’s events.

Brazil is an ex-Celtic player, while White has more ties to Rangers, so it will be interesting to hear his views on the matter.

More than likely, White will side with Brazil.

The ex-Sky Sports presenter is a well-renowned broadcaster who has previously voiced his belief that there should be no blockage of media outlets.

When organisations have been banned from attending interviews, at various clubs in the UK, White has called them out, so it’s hard to see him doing anything different today.

Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan is also likely to air his views, and as someone who has his finger on the pulse in matters at boardroom level behind the scenes, it will be intriguing to hear his verdict.

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist reacts as Alan Brazil blasts Gary Neville’s recent Gers claim.