By Adefunmiloye Alani

21st Sep, 2021 | 8:00pm

Charlie Nicholas slams Rangers for banning Sutton and Lennon from Ibrox

Rangers prevented Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon from entering Ibrox last Thursday to cover the Europa League games, and Charlie Nicholas is annoyed.

The defending champions claimed the Celtic legends were denied entry due to security concerns, and both BT Sport pundits were not able to cover the games between Real Betis and Celtic and Rangers against Lyon.

Nicholas is fuming with the Bears, and he has called on other clubs to come together to fight against them.

The Sky Sports pundit wrote in his Daily Express column (via The Scottish Sun): “Steven Gerrard said when Rangers won the Premiership title last season his club would stay humble. Well, they’ve failed. There’s not one single ounce of humility in that Ibrox boardroom right now.

“Everything coming out of the club just now seems to involve getting into arguments with other factions of the Scottish game. Rangers are coming across like spoiled little brats and their behaviour has been an absolute embarrassment.

“Last week ex-Celtic men Neil Lennon and Chris Sutton were denied the chance to broadcast from inside Ibrox because the BT Sports pundits were deemed a ‘security risk’. If Rangers want to fight everybody, then every other club should band together and confront them.


Nicholas is not going to back Rangers due to his Celtic connection, but he is right on this one to some extent.

Ally McCoist has already expressed his displeasure at his old side for preventing Sutton and Lennon from working at Ibrox [BT Sport], and they really should have done better.

However, calling on other clubs to band together and confront them is taking it too far.

While they have made some questionable decisions of recent – including charging media houses for access into Ibrox and interview – they have not broken any laws, and it is up to them to do what they want, as long as it is not illegal.

The Light Blues do not appear to care what others think of some of their controversial calls, and they are ready to take on everyone.

Whether that will do them any good going forward remains to be seen, but they cannot afford to keep making more enemies, and things need to change.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton is considering action after disgusting development to Ibrox ban.