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Boyd Has Privately Apologised To Celtic’s Captain. He Must Now Do It In Public.

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At the pre-match Celtic presser today, Callum McGregor confirmed that he has had a personal apology from Kris Boyd over the newspaper article which suggested that an Ibrox player should have “(tested) his face mask.”

Those comments provoked widespread fury from the Celtic supporters, and the club itself responded to them.

According to the captain, the matter is now resolved. Boyd personally reached out to him, and whilst Callum wants to keep the details of the conversation private – as you’d expect – he is satisfied with the outcome.

But it does pose one burning question, as well as offering an insight into Boyd’s general character.

Why didn’t he apologise publicly?

Instead, Boyd issued a scandalous, mealy-mouthed non-apology in which he suggested that the anger over this existed in the minds of only a small number of Celtic fans.

But we can now see that Boyd realised that he was out of order, or perhaps was spooked into that realisation by the backlash.

Either way, he could – and should – have made that clear in his “clarification” column, where, instead, he flatly denied that he had done anything wrong.

The simple fact of it is that Boyd is putting his ego before doing the right thing.

He is happy to apologise in private but not in public, and that’s the mark of someone utterly gutless because as happy as Callum is to accept that apology, the comments were made in a national newspaper; that’s the very definition of public.

The apology for them ought to have been made the same way.

It is atrocious that this small, spiteful man thinks that it’s acceptable to do what he has done without issuing a proper response to it. His employers continue to be subjected to embarrassment for hiring him and paying him a wage.

And the thing of it is, you know that it’s just a matter of time before he says something just as offensive.

Already this season, Celtic has publicly expressed its concern about his conduct, and that comes after Dundee did it – because of a column about Leigh Griffiths – for another disgraceful piece of trash with his name on it.

A public apology not only shows contrition but acts as a punishment. And a punishment acts, or should act, as a deterrent against future aberrant behaviour.

I see no evidence that Boyd has learned any lesson from this, which makes another outrage a certainty.

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14 comments

  • REBELLIOUS says:

    We won’t get that public apology, the man is a coward and he’s of the opinion that it wouldn’t look good or do much for his public profile with the knuckle-draggers that revel in the absolute s#ite he speaks.
    And worse still, what the BS the sun allows in print.
    Like you I hoped for more, especially from the Club, they should’ve pressed ‘SLY Sports’ (no accident, SLY) harder for his dismissal.
    IF it was le merde playing @Pittodrie tomorrow that game would BE COVERED ?%

    As regards the possible fixtures after the split, you didn’t actually come out and say, but maybe I can if you permit this comment,.., IT IS BY DESIGN, DEFINITELY NO ACCIDENT.
    That lot are forever scheming behind closed doors,

  • REBELLIOUS says:

    The chances of the fixture list after the split randomly picking those fixtures ALL to favour that lot must be astronomical. Someone could probably work it out, but that’s not random and it was no computer that chose it. Never.

  • Frankie Pearson says:

    It’s about time our board got a backbone and starting causing havoc with the sfa,spfl,we have a great squad, money and yet sevco have nothing and seem to be running things.This board should be up for this 100%.

  • BHOY4life says:

    He’s ex Ibrokes.
    No one associated with that place ever has to apologise for anything.

  • Roonsa says:

    What he will have said to Calmac is “Look – I didn’t mean for what I said to cause all that bother”. Calmac will have went like that “Aye right OK” and that was it. If Celtic can’t be arsed getting upset about this I don’t see why I should.

  • Garry Cowan says:

    Shat it big time

  • Solas sa Saoirse says:

    ” Callum McGregor confirmed that he has had a personal apology from Kris Boyd” is the first sentence of this article. I listened to 08.47 mins. of that Presser and at no time did he say that!

  • Paul says:

    I can understand people being annoyed at him, but ultimately it’s down to two people. Captain Arsehole and Callum McGregor. McGregors saying it’s been resolved so why must he apologise to him publicly?

  • Solas sa Saoirse says:

    I can find “No Evidence” that Boyd apologised to our Captain for the statement he made regarding Sevco players testing the mask on McGregor’s face, or “Getting In The Face” of our player. No evidence! I mean, does Boyd understand even, the concept of an apology. To do that, you would have to admit that you did something wrong and then show remorse for it. There seems to be no evidence of that. Celtic addressed the matter, probably by raising the matter with the broadcaster and the solution was, as many schoolboys have experienced, they were made to shake hands and put their differences behind. But there is absolutely no evidence of Boyd apologising for the remark he made!

  • Solas sa Saoirse says:

    And also, in my opinion, the Boyd “Talk” was really about “Doubling Down”, as has it been called recently, or taking the heat off of his pal Barry Ferguson and the words he chose to offer his players before Alloa faced Celtic recently. And the Celtic Board has shown by its actions that it has fallen for that particular ruse with aplomb as well!

  • Solas sa Saoirse says:

    Or then again, maybe’s not! Perhaps they were just doing what they were supposed to do and they were acting accordingly, as a sort of… instrument of political appeasement, in upholding of the principle of the “Old Firm”, the lie that the two opposing sides are equal and opposite, like opposing Forces in Mechanics. So no one side can be more equal than the other then, and so the lie about The Raingurzz dying and all that can be tolerated as as a small component of that everlasting “Old Firm” myth!

  • Solas sa Saoirse says:

    The phrase “Savvy Stoogies” comes to mind!

  • Solas sa Saoirse says:

    I want my money back. Have you got it?

  • Solas sa Saoirse says:

    Have you got it?

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