Chris Sutton has surfaced on Twitter for the first time since his Ibrox ban was confirmed.
Back in September the former Chelsea striker was banned from entering Ibrox as part of the BT Sport team to cover a Europa League double bill.
Sutton’s views have been met with waves of anger from Ibrox supporters with the current regime appearing to take policy from the most extreme fan media platforms- those that are given pre and post match media access to playrs and management.
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) November 24, 2021
Sutton has a great skill for tweeting without drawing a direct reference while all of his fllowers know exactly what he is referring to.
Unofficially, through their favoured media outlets, the message was put out that Sutton and Neil Lennon weren’t allowed into Ibrox on safety grounds. The conclusion to be drawn is that the club can’t control their own Season Ticket holders.
BT Sport haven’t made any on the record comment on the issue but from the ban reports last night it seems that they will cover tomorrow’s matches from Leverkusen and Ibrox from a studio inside Celtic Park.
BT cowering to these threats and intimidation are part of the problem. Removing you normalises that behavior.
— ?HYB? (@Hamillyabass) November 24, 2021
It’s a back handed compliment though, isn’t it? A badge of honour. Such a wind-up merchant as a player and no less so as a pundit!
— Gentle Ben (@Hibernaculum23) November 24, 2021
BT Sport are, again, unable to broadcast from Ibrox tomorrow night because @chris_sutton73 is on the punditry team.
And they claim to be adults…
— GWR ?????????? (@gwr_67) November 24, 2021
You’re another one Chris who lives rent free ?
— Fairhill Bhoy (@james_hainie) November 24, 2021
Did they ever expand on not being able to guarantee your safety? ?
— CMac (@CMackie659) November 24, 2021