Chris Sutton has revealed further details after he was locked out of Ibrox on Thursday for BT Sport's coverage of the Europa League.

The Celtic hero and Neil Lennon were denied access to Rangers' stadium due to the club saying they were a 'security threat'.

BT Sport changed plans for the pair to attend Ibrox ahead of the Europa League double header featuring both Glasgow clubs.

The broadcaster instead had Stiliyan Petrov in a studio to analyse Celtic’s early-evening encounter with Real Betis in Spain ahead of Rangers’ later clash with Lyon in Glasgow.

Writing in the Daily Record, Sutton said: "To me it just looks like Rangers have gone full Trump these days. It turns out their groundbreaking diversity and inclusion programme ‘Everyone Anyone’ doesn’t apply to former Celtic players.

"It’s just ridiculous. The security issue Stewart Robertson raised with BT just sounds like nonsense. The timeline doesn’t work for a start.

"We would have been inside Ibrox long before kick-off when there would not be many fans around. We would have been gone by half-time, so at no stage would we be walking in to traffic.

"But by telling BT Sports there were security concerns, ask yourselves these questions?

"Where was the risk? Was it caused by two former Celtic players working as pundits at Ibrox as they have done on many occasions – or was Stewart Robertson questioning the behaviour of his own club’s supporters?"

He continued: "I know there was talk about anti-discrimination group FARE being in the stands, so was Robertson concerned there might have been some reaction to us that could have got them in to trouble?

"If that’s the case it says more about Rangers than it does about us.

"What does it say about Lennon? They don’t like him as a former Celtic manager who might have upset them from time to time.

"If they’re saying he’s a security risk now, what happens if he comes back as a manager of another Scottish team? Will they not be able to guarantee his safety then? That’s mind-blowing.

"But what if it’s not about this so-called security risk? What if it’s just because they don’t want anyone in to Ibrox who isn’t prepared to just say nice things about them? That’s even more ridiculous."