Rather than state their own opinion it seems like agreeing with Kris Boyd is now the in-thing for post-match discussion.
The former Portland Timbers goal-getter is in the front line of Sky Sports coverage of the Scottish game which means that his opinions float straight from his grey matter out to the public through the broadcaster.
Other than a personal dislike of Dave King Boyd hasn’t even managed any constructive criticism of his Ibrox heroes.
Even when reviewing the 5-1 Dembeletion of 2016 he tried to make a case that it would have been a different outcome if a second half shot from Barrie Mackay hadn’t gone off target.
Boyd has no real insight into football, his observations and comments are as predictable as Stephen Craigan’s thoughts.
— Coalminer’s daughter ??????? (@annieph_) September 20, 2020
Kris Boyd has no idea what his point is when he starts talking, and just mumbles along for 30 seconds until he hopes something slightly coherent comes out.
— Chairman Lmao ? (@BenTheTim) September 20, 2020
Covering Hibs’ second goal, the Daily Record reported:
Boyle was offside in the build-up to the first and it wasn’t noticed but Gerrard refused to be too critical of the referee over that – although he did feel Paul Hanlon should have been sent off.
He added: “We could talk about decisions like that every week. I don’t want to be talking about referees every time I do an interview but it is offside.”
Kris Boyd insisted in punditry that Hanlon should have seen red in the first half for an elbow on Ianis Hagi and although he refused to expand on his thoughts, when asked if the Rangers hero was right, Gerrard replied: “I think Kris has got a point.”
Rather than discuss the fact that for the second time in four away games Steven Gerrard’s side have dropped points the usual deflection tactics were applied at Easter Road today.
Referee Don Robertson was apparently too lenient on the Hibs players with Ryan Porteous and Paul Hanlon the lead offenders.
The coming days will be dominated by that issue, conveniently over-looking the horrendous defending from Conor Goldson and Filip Helander.
In the lead up to Thursday’s match against Willem II there won’t be much reference to the world record for clean sheets.