Scotland’s Shame: Ibrox No-Go for Sutton and Lennon as the Rangers CEO cites ‘Security Risk’

Chris Sutton has announced that he is being prevented from working on the Celtic game against Real Betis in Seville from a studio at Ibrox by the Rangers CEO Stewart Robertson.

Real Betis v Celtic is the early kick-off and shortly after our Europa League Group stages opener concludes theRangers will kick-off in their game against Lyon at Ibrox. BT Sport, who pay UEFA a huge sum of money for the broadcasting rights, are now being prevented from their usual broadcasting schedule because theRangers CEO cannot guarantee the safety of the pundits, Sutton and his former Celtic team -mate and ex-Celtic manager Neil Lennon.

Sutton in Seville

“I’m not allowed to work on the Celtic game tonight from a studio at Ibrox along with Neil Lennon as Stewart Robertson theRangers CEO says we are a security risk. Good to see (the)Rangers ground breaking diversity and inclusion campaign ‘Everyone Anyone’ is working well…” Sutton has told his social media followers in a post that is bound to further embarrass the Ibrox board.

Whether UEFA and/or BT Sport will take this matter further remains to be seem. Robertson clearly cannot trust his own fans to behave and to be fair to him, you can hardly blame him for reaching this conclusion.

Last night the official Lyon team-bus was vandalised allegedly by theRangers ultras outside the French side’s hotel base at Langbank with vile language and and their own branding spray-painted on the side of the team-bus. Lyon officials reported the matter to Police Scotland this morning and surely Lyon will raise the matter with UEFA?

At the weekend the seats at McDiarmid Park that were occupied by these Ultras – with tickets supplied by Stewart Robertson’s ticket office – were vandalised and threatening, offensive and racially motivated stickers were plastered on seats at St Johnstone’s ground. The same group at the end of last month marched through the streets of Glasgow chanting the disgraceful Famine Song with around 8 arrests already having been made.

Meanwhile one of Robertson’s official media partners found themselves on the from page of the Daily Record for a series of tweets that were offensive, racist, sectarian and disgraceful. Whether they will be asking questions at Ibrox this evening remains to be seen but what we know from Chris Sutton’s update this afternoon is that BT Sport will not be able to have a studio discussing the Celtic game at Ibrox this evening because according to the former Celtic striker theRangers CEO cannot guarantee their safety.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email


  1. the HIERARCHY at IBROX love all this hatred emulating from their RANCID supporters but have to be seen to be condoning it which as the world can see is a complete waste of time. to be honest i just wish this TOXIC club would simply cease to exist

  2. When the rank and vile run the club ,when they hate everyone including themselves it’s time to pull the plug once and for all .Scotland’s Shame ,everyone shld call it out EVERYONE