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Celtic Have Stated That The Kris Boyd Matter Is “Being Addressed.”

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An early evening announcement on Celtic’s Twitter feed has said that Kris Boyd’s comments about Callum McGregor, which this site commented on earlier today, are “being addressed by the club.”

This is obviously excellent news and should be welcomed by all fans.

The club will not publicly comment further, and nor would I expect them to.

This is too serious an issue for them to talk openly about how they’ve resolved to deal with this, but you can believe that the response will be robust. It could not have been otherwise.

Celtic is not a club that shouts these things from the rooftops.

I expected there to be a response, but it would have been typical of the club to have played it low-key.

That is not a criticism, it’s a statement of fact on the way we do things.

There are right and wrong aspects of that, which are too deep to go into in a piece like this one. That the club has actually made a public comment at all is significant in itself, and a measure of how angry people inside Parkhead are.

Boyd has a reputation for saying things that are absolutely ridiculous.

He sometimes does it to get a reaction.

At other times he does it because his level of bitterness is such that he just can’t help himself.

This was not one of those times. Boyd wrote this in a newspaper column.

He had plenty of time to think about what he was going to say, and afterwards before its publication had plenty of time in which to reconsider and ask for that line to be removed.

The onus is also, of course, on his editors to see that stuff like that does not make it into print. This was not Boyd alone, they have to take some responsibility for these deplorable views as they were the ones who allowed publication of them.

But it really does beggar belief that an ex-professional footballer thought that was an appropriate thing to put in a mainstream piece. It heaps shame on the media companies which employ him, as it was always likely to at some point.

Honestly, those who pay this guy need to seriously analyse their own policies and their own role in allowing him a voice.

No other individual in the mainstream press would ever have uttered such sentiments; it is high time they considered his future employment in that light, and in light of any further disgrace he might heap on them in the future.

Celtic have done the right thing, and I’m sure I speak for all of us when I congratulate and thank the club for dealing with this matter in such a clear and public way.

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16 comments

  • JimBhoy says:

    Good to hear I am sure he will be severely reprimanded. I feel these pundits become even more sought after in Scotland when they get away with some of that bile.

    Check out McFadden, Stan, Jackie, Hartson, Sutton, Strachan, Maloney, class…. Sally, Boyd, Rae, McCann, classless.

  • Johnny mcglinchey says:

    The retards retard. HH

  • Jimbohuddlehound says:

    He is a total ?
    If there is no apology to the player and club,Ban him. Immediately.
    The rag he works for should be banned,they passed that as ok to publish.
    Many times they have tried to soil the good name of our club.

  • Jimbohuddlehound says:

    An utter Scumbag

  • Roonsa says:

    I do wonder if Boyd knew this was going to happen and thought he was doing his team a favour by distracting from their total annihilation the other night.

    He’ll get a slap on the wrist if anything. Now that Celtic are saying it is being dealt with, we need to see some evidence of that. Otherwise we just end up looking like a bunch of toothless bendovers.

  • Seppington says:

    The “robust message” should be “Boyd is banned for life from CP and any organisation which employs him shall also be banned.”

    If ever someone needed “de-platfomed” it’s that utter areshole.

    • Martin H. says:

      That includes sky sports.

    • Roonsa says:

      It won’t be. You can’t do that. Not even the huns did that. They were sneaky by saying they couldn’t guarantee Sutton’s safety so he can’t get in. Some arsehole lawyers will have come up with that garbage. We have to get better lawyers to come up with a better excuse. One that doesn’t say our fans are a bunch of fucking animals and we can’t be held responsible for their behaviour.

      • Seppington says:

        I would love them to ban SKY until they remove Boyd but I know there’ll be contractual reasons we won’t do it. Definitely don’t want to go down the hun route of announcing to the world that your supporters are violent animals! Ours aren’t, of course, but you wouldn’t want the club to say such things. Not that they haven’t in the past…

  • Martin H. says:

    Well we know boyd is a prick time to get this bigot sorted.

  • Smokey says:

    Include Sky Sports……..an apology on this occasion from so called paper and him will not be enough……he has said it so a ban it should be…..forever
    send a message Celtic to this goon and others like him
    HH

  • FSTB says:

    So ex ragers player Ferguson publicly says he instructed his players to nip a few ankles and in a few faces which leads to 3 of our players injured ,one with an ankle injury and another with two broken bones in his face .

    Then another ex ragers player does a piece in a national newspaper asking why no sevco 2012 players assaulted mcgregor by targeting his broken face

    That cannot be allowed to pass without sanction ,enough is enough

  • Garry Cowan says:

    Hopefully banned from Celtic park

  • Gerard McMahon says:

    It’s not before time our club has been dragged into gutter for years by the TV& media and I include some of our ex players in that I’ve been crying out for about 10years or more that our club must take away all press passes from certain newspapers reporter’s and TV pundits hopefully our new CEO is a no noncince man unlike his predecessors other wise it will just continue and yet again we become the laughing stock of football club as Boyd&co have continued to do

  • John S says:

    Mr. Nicholson’s excellent start as CEO continues.

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