By Pranav Shahaney

19th Sep, 2021 | 7:40pm

BT Sport may cover Rangers game from Parkhead after recent controversy

BT Sport are reportedly considering covering Rangers v Sparta Prague next week from an empty Parkhead stadium.

According to The Daily Record, the broadcasters are considering that move after Gers’ safety fears for their chosen Celtic pundits.

Former Celtic players Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon were denied entry into Ibrox earlier this week with the club citing security reasons.

They were scheduled to cover the Celtic v Real Betis game from a studio at the Govan ground before being replaced by Ally McCoist for Rangers v Lyon which took place at the Ibrox.

Right move?

Covering the Celtic game from Govan ground is not an irregular thing that’s happening.

BT Sport are known for doing this and also reverse the roles when Rangers are playing an early away game.

When that happens, BT make Parkhead their base and there’s a good chance of them doing it again.

On November 4, they play against Brondby before Celtic’s home game, but now BT are considering doing it for a home game too, which is a tad baffling.

The November 26 game v Prague which is at Ibrox may also be covered from Parkhead along with Celtic’s corresponding away game as the broadcaster will prioritise the safety of their staff.

Not covering a game from Ibrox will lead to BT Sport losing out the exposure of having the game played inside a full house.

It remains to be seen how this one unfolds in the coming weeks.

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