Hibernian fans unhappy with Kris Commons after Martin Boyle to Celtic suggestion

By David Walton

August 4, 2020

Some Hibernian supporters on social media have been left raging at the suggestion of a low Celtic bid for Martin Boyle.

The theory was put forward by ex Celt and Hibee Kris Commons in his Daily Mail column. Commons, signed by Neil Lennon back in 2011 for the Hoops, believes Celtic should launch an audacious £250k bid for Hibs’ star-man.

Former Celtic and Hibernian man Kris Commons (Photo by Tolga Akmen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

This is mainly down to the fact that he’s out of contract and Hibs have been going through what owner Ron Gordon described as “unsustainable” financial issues (Daily Record).

However, it’s fair to say that the idea of such a low offer has been scoffed at by the Easter Road support. Here’s a look at some of their reaction on social media:


Hibs fans have a right to be angry

There’s nothing wrong with hunting for a bargain. Celtic pride themselves in it and they aren’t the only club that does. Buying low and selling high is what makes clubs their profit in Scottish football these days.

But you have to look at the moral side of things here. Hibs are suffering badly from the global health pandemic and are having to make unfortunate cuts. You can think what you will about them finding £250k to sign Kevin Nisbet, but the point still stands (Daily Record).

As a cash-rich club who compete in Europe on an annual basis, do we not have a bit of responsibility to help the likes of Hibs a tad and show them a bit of respect for their players in times like these? After all, as recently as January, the Edinburgh side were valuing Boyle at £3m (Scottish Sun). That sum is debatable, but we all over-inflate the prices for our best players.

Hibernian winger Martin Boyle (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

£250k would be a bit of a poor show if Celtic wanted to nab Boyle. It’s unlikely we will even go for him, but if we do, you would like to see the club show a bit more class than that for a player who is worth far far more than such a paltry sum.

Hibs fans have been left raging with this idea and rightly so. Granted, the Leith support never really need a lot of provoking to have a go at Celtic, but this idea from Commons is taking the biscuit a tad.

Celtic and Hibs have generally had a good relationship in recent years when it comes to transfers (if you take away the McGinn situation). But trying to nab Boyle so cheaply wouldn’t look great.

In other news, Real Madrid have reportedly made a decision on Celtic-linked Takefusa Kubo.