Reports this morning have suggested that BT Sport could broadcast Rangers' home Europa League matches from an empty Celtic Park.

It comes after the Ibrox club denied Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon access to their stadium on Thursday night.

Sutton claimed he and former Celtic team-mate Neil Lennon were deemed a “security risk” by Rangers after being denied the chance to work as pundits at Ibrox.

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.

And now the Daily Record say that BT Sport could scrap their coverage from Ibrox all together following the access row.

A source told the newspaper: “If this scenario comes up again then the safety of our staff is paramount.

“However, the cost to us doubles if we have to set up two studios so it’s more economical to have just one base.

“Therefore, one option being considered is simply to set the studio up at Parkhead. It seems ludicrous considering we won’t have the fans arriving for the game as they will be at Ibrox.

“Something would be lost and Ibrox Stadium will miss out on the exposure of a full house on a European night which makes great viewing as it showcases a magnificent arena to the world.

“But we could be left with no option. At a time when (Rangers managing director) Stewart Robertson has said they are looking for more money to be invested in the Scottish game it doesn’t make much sense to be upsetting a major UEFA stakeholder.”