It now appears that Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon will be covering the next Rangers home fixture from an empty Parkhead, with the 2 commenting on a live feed through a television as BT digs its heels in with its alleged security row with The rangers.
The Daily Record has reported:
“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.”
Should this come about BT are within their rights to merely show the 2 former Celts on screen calling the match whilst having a cup of tea, they could even wear Celtic shirts or beanies and pull faces at the Newco fans.
What interesting times we live in.