By Mike Slater

18th Sep, 2021 | 7:15am

Ally McCoist stunned by Rangers-Chris Sutton controversy

Ally McCoist has been left stunned by Rangers and the decision to ban Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon from Ibrox this week.

The Bears cited security reasons as the explanation, with a spokesperson for the club insisting they followed UEFA guidelines.

McCoist admitted that it is a very dangerous path to start walking down if they start to block freedom of speech.

Responding to Sutton on BT Sport on Friday evening, McCoist couldn’t quite believe his eyes at the news through the week.

“I missed Chris last night,” he said. “It’s normally everybody else’s safety I worry about when Sutton’s in town.

“The whole issue was a bit bamboozling for myself. I found it very surprising. I was expecting to see Chris and Neil.

“We are going down a dangerous route if we’re stopping freedom of speech.”

Embarrassing.

We are finding these incidents more embarrassing with each day that passes at Ibrox and in Glasgow.

It appears as though Rangers can’t go a day without making the headlines in a negative manner recently, and the pressure is certainly ramping up.

First of all, it was the Heart & Hand controversy after they became the official media partner of the club, and now journalists and pundits are being banned from Ibrox.

Yes, Sutton may have said some negative things about the club in the past, but you don’t see any other side handing out bans left, right and centre.

McCoist clearly doesn’t understand the reasoning behind the decision, and it is safe to say that it isn’t just him in that boat.

Something needs to change at Ibrox, and quickly.

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