BT SPORT released a statement live on TV this evening explaining why they were emanating from an empty Celtic Park.

Chris Sutton was AGAIN refused access to Ibrox to cover Europa League football for the broadcaster.

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Usually BT will have both sets of pundits at the home team’s ground. Unfortunately, the Ibrox club are still locking out the former Celtic striker and BT withdrew from Ibrox.

BT STATEMENT:

WE HAVE A PRESENTATION TEAM WHO REFLECT ALL ANGLES AND EXPERIENCES IN SCOTTISH FOOTBALL BUT WHO WERE NOT ALL PROVIDED WITH THE NECESSARY ACCREDITATION AT IBROX TODAY. WE WILL NOT BE FORCED TO SPLIT A TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS BEHIND AND IN FRONT OF SCREEN. THE ONLY WAY TO PROVIDE VIEWERS WITH THE CONTINUITY OF COVERAGE ACROSS TONIGHT’S TWO MATCHES FEATURING CELTIC AND RANGERS WAS TO SET UP A STUDIO ELSEWHERE.

It’s pathetic that a pundit has not been allowed into a ground to do their job. There’s no logical reason why Chris can’t enter the stadium.

The club who promotes ‘everyone, anyone’ doesn’t practice what they preach, and if you pay attention, that will come as no surprise.

Look like you’re doing something about a major issue within your fanbase but then ban a former Celtic player from your ground because you don’t like his opinions or can’t guarantee his safety is so backwards.

What’s even more backwards is the Scottish media treating this like it’s no big deal. English pundits we’ve spoken to and read on social media are embarrassed for the Ibrox club.

3 COMMENTS

  1. They are so backward it’s scary.
    Who is in charge of these decisions?
    Homer Simpson ?
    Banned for having an opinion
    There should be a lobotomy department at greyskull.

  2. Why would our media treat it like a big deal?
    The BBC have been banned for over 5 years and they themselves barely mention it.
    Unless the media are willing to pay £25k then they’re banned as well.
    You would think that would start them asking questions about why they would need to charge that amount and even jf the club was in financial difficulty.

  3. Chris and co, may laugh at these bear automatons. But its getting more like Thx 1138 at the death Star..

    Next all sevcos supporters will turn up skinheads, in white boiler suits with a bowler hat’s on and one long eyelash doing nazi salutes.

    Should rename the place dystopian towers.

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