Hugh Keevins has delivered a scathing attack on Kris Boyd following his rant at Aberdeen last Sunday.
The former Kilmarnock striker was in full message-board mode as he claimed it to be a FACT! That Aberdeen players sat back against Celtic but will be raising their game when the Ibrox Tribute Act visit Pittodrie on Sunday.
It was completely unprofessional but par for the course for Boyd, using the same metrics he must have raised his own game when he was playing Dundee United and Motherwell while he opted out of scoring against Celtic.
Aberdeen didn’t seem to put up much resistance to Boydy who netted 19 goals against the Dons but just once, in a dead rubber against Celtic during his glory days at Ibrox and Rugby Park.
Stan Petrov and James McFadden took a step back in the Sky studio as they quietly laughed at Boyd’s rant after he had suffered through a 6-0 defeat from Celtic.
Pundits and columnists rarely turn on each other but in the Daily Record Keevins offered is view on the star of Sky’s Scottish football coverage:
I don’t subscribe to the accusation put forward by studio pundit Kris Boyd that it is a “fact” Aberdeen drop their standards whenever they play Celtic and raise their game when Rangers are the opposition.
There is no need to turn up the volume – because Boydy’s face is an instant indication of what’s going on at any given moment. It is wreathed in smiles when Rangers are winning and bears a tortured expression if they are not.
The opposite emotions are facially evident so far as Celtic games are concerned. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that so far as I am concerned.
Kris played for Rangers with great distinction and his affection for the club is mirrored in his work. All good, clean fun.
That hast line is unlikely to placate Boyd as he seeks out enemies to cover up for his lack of broadcasting ability, covering English football even Paul Merson calls him out as Boyd tries and fails to provide some personality to his Sky appearances.
Aberdeen have won three of their first 11 SPFL matches with their win at Ibrox at the end of September ending the Micky Beale Revolution!
CLICK HERE for Boyd’s scoring record, Transfermarkt don’t include matches played after the SPFL split