RANGERS say they "complied with UEFA" over their obligation to host BT Sport for their Europa League clash with Lyon tonight.

Both Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon were due to work for the TV company tonight inside Ibrox as part of their punditry line-up for the doubleheader. 

But the former Celtic pair were told by Gers CEO Stewart Robertson that they posed a "security risk" and so they could not work for the broadcasters within the stadium.

BT lifted the lid on the club's reasons for the decision with a short statement this afternoon. 

They had intended to broadcast the full show for both Celtic and Rangers' games within a purpose built studio at Ibrox. 

Now, they will use their London studio to analyse the Hoops match, while host Darrell Currie will be joined by David Weir and Ally McCoist at Ibrox instead.

Sutton took to social media to blast Rangers over the matter, slamming their diversity campaign 'Everyone, Anyone.'.

Ex-Celts gaffer Neil Lennon is also understood to be seeking legal advice regarding a loss of earnings because of Rangers' call to deny himself and Sutton access. 

Rangers have now issued a response to the matter. 

Shared by Chris McLaughlin on Twitter, it reads: "We have complied with all UEFA contractual obligations to facilitate BT as host broadcaster."