CELTIC hero Chris Sutton has delivered a brutal dig towards Rangers this evening. 

Rangers announced earlier today that in a U-turn by French officials, no away supporters will be allowed into Thursday's Europa League Group A match in Lyon.

They informed fans that despite being guaranteed a travelling support of 2,200 the French Minister of Interior has ruled that Rangers fans cannot travel to the match.

The club statement revealed they were only informed of the decision from the French authorities this afternoon. They slammed the latest development in their scathing statement which branded the decision "bemusing, and extremely frustrating".

Taking to social media to pass on his thoughts, Sutton did not pass up the opportunity to take a swipe at his former foes.

He tweeted: "Genuinely gutted for Rangers fans not being allowed to go to Lyon at such short notice. It’s not very nice."

This is of course in reference to Rangers' current stance on allowing the former Celtic hitman into Ibrox. 

Sutton is not permitted access to work as a pundit at Ibrox as things stand.

Less than a fortnight ago BT Sport opted to broadcast both Rangers & Celtic's Europa League ties from an emtpy Parkhead amid the ongoing situation.

It started back in September when both Sutton and Neil Lennon were refused access, and the broadcasters were forced to change their expert panel at late notice.