Celtic are standing by Tom Boyd with the former club skipper leading Celtic TV coverage of tonight’s Europa League clash with AIK despite the howling criticism from a number of media outlets.
Boyd’s crime was being highly critical of John Beaton over failing to award a clear and obvious penalty for handball with his comment about the Bellshill based official being welcome at his pub striking a few raw nerves. After his display at Ibrox in December Beaton was pictured on social media celebrating in the Crown Bar.
Join me and Tom Boyd in the Celtic TV studios from 7.25pm ???????? https://t.co/5CIpcynJ4E
— Gerry McCulloch (@gerrymcculloch1) August 21, 2019
Without a hint of irony the state funded broadcaster BBC Scotland led the attacks on Boyd with rugby expert Tom English especially critical of a subscription service that isn’t wholly dependent on government hand-outs to produce.
Boyd will be alongside Gerry McCulloch for tonight’s match which, unlike Saturday’s game against Dunfermline will be available to subscribers in the UK and Ireland.
After the storm of criticism on Sunday and Monday the SFA leaked to their preferred media partners that their Compliance Officer would be investigating Boyd’s comments, so far no charges have been made against the 72 times capped defender or to Celtic.
Surely our Chief Executive can come out and speak directly to Celtic supporters?https://t.co/Bk13HujaTj
— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) August 22, 2019