Kris Boyd sounds terrified of imminent meltdown at rivals as he hits out at stunt in Celtic derby

By John McGinley

April 9, 2022

Nothing quite sums up the fear Rangers supporters are experiencing right now, because of Celtic, than Kris Boyd’s delicious column this weekend.

Boyd has been a loudmouth all season and even suggested manager Ange Postecoglou should quit his job last summer.

However, after conceding the title live on Sky Sports last week, he’s directed his ire at Ibrox today and suggested there’s an imminent meltdown on the way at Ibrox.

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Writing in The Scottish Sun, he said: “It’s like they go out of their way to provoke people at Rangers. But if they are not careful in the next ten days, it will be their own supporters they rile more than anyone.

“Attempts to wind up Celtic with “This is the Old Firm” slogans all around at Ibrox last Sunday are all well and good. I’m sure everybody worldwide knows it’s the Old Firm. But when you lose the derby and effectively hand your rivals the league title, it’s shown up for what it really is. Petty, needless and a waste of valuable time.

“Yet that’s what’s going on inside Ibrox these days, with too many people losing sight of what actually matters. And they will soon realise their fans aren’t interested in all that nonsense if results go south. It’s like a pot is on the stove right now, and the heat has just been turned up. Fans are simmering and close to reaching boiling point.”

Oh dear. This is the context in which Celtic can pile on the misery with a convincing win over St Johnstone today. It’s vital we send out a statement and move nine points clear.

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That will only come with hard work and determination from the players, backed by thousands of patient supporters.

I have a feeling the Perth side are coming to Glasgow today to park the bus and that could lead to some frustrating moments from our point of view.

But we know this team goes to the very end, so don’t be disheartened if it’s not quite going our way.

Another three points will only add to the pressure that Rangers are feeling on the other side of the city. It won’t cheer up Boyd either.

In other news, Stephen Welsh blown away by what he’s seen in ‘unbelievable’ Celtic training since derby win.