By Doug Ward

19th Sep, 2021 | 11:34am

Max Rushden wants Rangers coverage to stop after Chris Sutton drama

Max Rushden has called on broadcasters to stop covering Rangers after Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon were denied access to Ibrox on Thursday.

Sutton took a huge swipe at the Gers on BT Sport’s Scottish Football Extra on Friday night, saying the Scottish champions are setting a “dangerous precedent” by stopping certain journalists and pundits from entering their stadium.

Rushden feels that if Rangers are going to continue with this approach then there should be some kind of consequence.

“If Rangers really are picking and choosing who they let in to cover their games – then we should all stop covering them,” said the talkSPORT broadcaster via his Twitter account on Saturday.

How will that work?

Rangers cannot be punished for denying people entry to Ibrox because it’s their property and they cannot be forced into letting certain journalists or pundits inside.

However, stopping Sutton and Lennon from doing their jobs with BT Sport on Thursday isn’t right.

Firstly, they were there to work for BT and offer insight on Celtic’s loss against Real Betis, which kicked off well before the Gers’ defeat to Lyon.

BT regularly do that when both Rangers and Celtic are playing and Sutton has been at Ibrox many times over the years as a pundit. Why is it an issue now?

Rangers seem as though they have declared war on certain sections of the media, who have bitten back too as we saw with the Daily Record’s story on the Heart & Hand podcasters.

It’s just rotten and the constant negative stories away from the pitch – which seems to be based on the club’s decisions and the actions of some fans – could be impacting the performances on it.

Have we seen the best of Rangers this season? Absolutely not.

In other Rangers news, Graham Spiers has taken a vicious swipe at this “pathetic” Ibrox man.