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Kris Boyd’s red card shame

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Kris Boyd lasted just 20 minutes before being red carded as Kilmarnock drew 0-0 at Aberdeen.

Te stalemate allowed Celtic to stretch their lead at the top of the table to three points with a game in hand coming up on Wednesday against St Johnstone.

Boyd has a long history of dishing about abuse to Aberdeen supporters who lapped up his red card for a late lunge on Graeme Shinnie that saw referee Nick Walsh reach for the red card.

The veteran Killie striker replaced Eamonn Brophy on the hour mark with his side holding out for the last ten minutes without Boyd.

After the John Beaton controversy at Ibrox Boyd could hardly wait to offer his supporter to match referees, he told The Sun: “What is our game coming to when an official needs a police escort before taking charge of Ayr v Falkirk?

That is why I would stand shoulder to shoulder with them if they stood up for themselves by taking industrial action. How would those sending death threats and making abusive phone calls feel if people came into their work and had a go at them?

How would they like it if people were standing outside waiting to hurl obscenities at them when they finished their shift? If they had their phone number and personal details released and were then bombarded with hate-filled abuse, would they like that?

Before frothing at the mouth, why don’t they consider their own performance and see how many mistakes they have made over the past couple of days.

Don’t be so quick to jump on somebody making a decision during a game of football.

It all happens so quickly. Refs don’t have the benefit of watching hundreds of replays slowed down.

There is not a human being, for me, who doesn’t make mistakes, so it is time for supporters to get a grip.”

Aberdeen’s point takes them into third place, one ahead of the tribute act who kick off at Livingston tomorrow sitting in fourth place.

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