By Doug Ward

1st Oct, 2021 | 6:10pm

Ally McCoist winds up Celtic security guards as Chris Sutton aims dig at Rangers

Chris Sutton has aimed another dig at Rangers about being denied access to Ibrox last month but Ally McCoist had no such issues at Celtic Park on Thursday night.

McCoist was working for BT Sport as they covered the Rangers versus Sparta Prague game from a studio at Parkhead.

In a video clip on Darrell Currie’s Twitter account, you can see how Sutton tried to take a swipe at the Gers before McCoist shares how he mocked Celtic’s security when he arrived at Parkhead on Thursday.

Ex-Hoops striker Sutton said when being asked if he’s angry with Celtic’s loss to Bayer Leverkusen: “Yes, with the performance, but I’ve been quite positive because I have been allowed into three football grounds this last week.

“I heard though, Ally, you had a bit of a complication last night getting into Paradise?”

McCoist responded brilliantly by saying: “Absolutely, Christopher, no complication at all. I was welcomed there as normal with open arms.

“There was a bit of patter, I have to inform you, Chris. On my way in, two of the security lads said to me, ‘at least we’re letting you in, McCoist’. One of those lines.

“And they were laughing so I said, ‘so you should, lads’. He said, ‘why’s that?’.

“I said, ‘because I’m actually fifth-top scorer at this stadium. And with that, I go on my merry way.”


You can’t not love Super Ally. Even those security guards at Celtic must have found it funny what the ex-Rangers star said.

We’ve found the whole Sutton and Neil Lennon issue ridiculous, in all honesty, and we doubt that there would have been a security threat posed to either of the BT pundits at Ibrox.

Sutton and McCoist are brilliant to watch together and Scottish Football Extra on BT Sport is one of the highlights of the week.

Yes, Sutton may talk some biased nonsense from time to time but he’s harmless, really. He’s not someone who spouts made-up fantasies about our finances or what is going on behind the scenes. He mainly sticks to what’s happened on the pitch.

McCoist, on the other hand, is just gold. Everyone loves him – even those south of the border.

Whenever he’s on television, you know that you’re in for a treat with his superb sense of humour and brilliant football insight.

In other Rangers news, a Czech politician has blasted Marvin Bartley’s “disgusting attack” on his country amid the controversy at the Gers’ loss to Sparta Prague.