t The SFA’s decision to charge Steve Clarke over comments about Willie Collum were rightly slated yesterday across social media.
You didn’t need to look to far to pick up the double standards, Steven Gerrard believes that decisions have been going against the Ibrox clubs for years while Ryan Jack believes that Collum should be demoted.
If the SFA want to make an example of Kilmarnock then there is one glaringly obvious person that needs disciplined.
Someone who is highly critical of many things outside of Rugby Park and who has an obsessional and incredibly inaccurate opinion on most things Celtic.
Step forward Kris Boyd.
If he wants to express his dislike for everything at Celtic he will have plenty of options once his playing days end with Radio Scotland the obvious choice.
Unfortunately while he notionally still playing he is bound by SFA rules.
If Brendan Rodgers was to be highly critical of Kilmarnock’s chief scout, speculate about the likely departure of Steve Clarke and publish claims that Kirk Broadfoot’s agent was trying to work a transfer to Porto he’d be up in front of the SFA pronto. The same goes for any other manage.
Boyd’s attempts to undermine Celtic:
And while Rodgers is scrambling around, desperate to bring new faces in, don’t rule out others heading in the opposite direction.
I’m told, for example, that Olivier Ntcham’s agent is aware of interest from Porto — and they want a deal done before the window closes.
Boyd however seems immune, as likely to get charged by the SFA as Steven Gerrard is.
Having spent 30 years in English football which is fairly transparent Clarke’s appearance at the SFA should be interesting, he doesn’t seem the type to show reverence to the Ibrox mob and believe that they are deserving of every break and privilege going.
By charging the Kilmarnock boss the SFA could be opening up a real can of worms, one that exposes more about Hampden than protecting the good name of Collum merits.