FORMER Celtic striker Chris Sutton has aimed a cheeky swipe at Rangers after he and his former Hoops team-mate Neil Lennon were denied entry to Ibrox on Thursday night.

The pair were hoping to attend Rangers' Europa League clash with Lyon in their roles as pundits for BT Sport but were refused media access, with Sutton claiming Gers chief Stewart Robertson said they were a "security risk".

A statement from the Premiership champions then followed, refuting the claim and insisting that the club had "complied with all UEFA contractual obligations to facilitate BT as host broadcaster".

BT Sport later released a statement clarifying their position that read: "We had hoped that Darrell Currie and the team would be able to present the coverage of both the Celtic and Rangers UEFA Europa League games live from Ibrox this evening, as we have done in the past.

"Rangers have since raised security concerns and so we have had to change our plans."

Glasgow Times:

Lennon is understood to have sought legal advice over the incident.

Steven Gerrard's side fell to a 2-0 defeat in Govan thanks to Karl Toko Ekambi's exquisite first-half strike and James Tavernier's own goal shortly after the restart, and Sutton couldn't resist aiming a dig at the club at full-time.

Posting on Twitter, Sutton wrote: "Didn't miss much".