Let’s be honest before we go on; the pictures doing the rounds today of Kris Boyd’s wee raging coupon are glorious.
It is good to know that he was hurting yesterday at full time in the game at Ibrox, especially knowing that we were in control in Motherwell.
It was pleasurable to see those stills where the shock and the dismay on his face is evident.
It made me laugh last night and it’s still making me laugh right now.
But none of our good humour hides that fact that this clown does not belong in the media.
He is a cartoon caricature of the biased commentator. Worse, he is a poisonous individual, as his deplorable tirade against Leigh Griffiths proved (as if we needed further evidence after all the other examples) and shamelessly, irredeemably thick.
He could not hide his frustration and his anger yesterday and that was funny for us, but neutrals should not have to watch this grotesquery on their screens. There is such a thing as professionalism and he doesn’t come close to it.
I’ve written before that Sky embarrasses itself employing this joker.
That they’ve already had clubs complain about him should tell them that nobody wants him in the commentary box and they have to be aware that he brings nothing to any discussion. You cannot listen to him talk about the game in any fashion and not understand that nothing he says couldn’t be obtained far more cheaply simply by asking any by-stander watching football in the pub.
That’s the level of debate he brings.
I cannot imagine how Sky executives think that he in any way represents value for money, or meets any kind of standards.
The idea is as barmy as the talk of Gerrard going to Newcastle; Boyd brings nothing to Sky except a sneering contempt for the bulk of the Scottish audience and an incomprehensible clown mask for the rest of the UK.
For a moment yesterday every viewer watching saw what we see regularly; the twist in his features, the smugness gone, the bile rising, the dented supremacy given way to anger. To us it was hilarious; to the audience in general it must have seemed like the theatre of the absurd.
He was infuriated and stunned and deflated and even if he’d tried to hide it he wouldn’t have known how.
This is not a professional pundit.
He’s a troll who only has legitimacy because idiotic media executives clearly don’t care what their audiences think.