CELTIC superfan and rocker Rod Stewart has defended Rangers' decision to deny Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon entry to Ibrox last night.

The Maggie May singer revealed he agreed with the ruling to keep the ex-Celtic pair from entering the stadium over security concerns.

Sutton had revealed the admission issue as he shared the news on Twitter.

He posted: "I’m not allowed to work on the Celtic game tonight from a studio at Ibrox along with Neil Lennon as Stewart Robertson the Rangers CEO says we are a security risk.

"Good to see Rangers ground breaking diversity and inclusion campaign ‘Everyone Anyone’ is working well…"

Rangers has responded with a short statement, insisting they had followed protocols over media access.

It read: "We have complied with all UEFA contractual obligations to facilitate BT as host broadcaster."

A BT Sport statement 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."

And despite the back-and-forth over the denied access, Celtic fan Stewart has backed the decision from Ibrox chiefs.

Broadcaster Jim White revealed the singer's thoughts on talkSPORT saying: “Our old pal, Sir Rod Stewart, is listening from home this morning.

"Rod’s a big Celtic fan as you know.

"He says ‘Guys, I think this is the correct decision by Rangers. I wish I could go to Ibrox but I wouldn’t be particularly welcome.’

"So yes, why inflame the situation.”