Kris Boyd still hurting over Celtic 9-in-a-row achievement; claims it wasn't deserved

By John McGinley

December 26, 2020

Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has claimed Celtic’s Scottish Premiership win last season wasn’t deserved.

Celtic won the 2019/20 title after the curtailment of the competition due to the ongoing pandemic.

Neil Lennon’s team were 13 points clear, having played a game more when the league was called. Only eight games were remaining.

The decision to award Celtic with the trophy was voted on by clubs throughout the SPFL, with only a handful opposing the concept, including the Ibrox outfit.

Only the most bitter seem to think Celtic didn’t deserve it.

So I guess we can include the Sky Sports pundit in that group.

Writing about this season in The Scottish Sun, and his hopes for it being completed, Boyd stated: “So the scene’s set for the second half of the season and a thrilling treble of fights.

“But we want a season in which whoever wins the league deserves to win the league — unlike the last campaign.”

Yes, it’s Celtic bait, but…

Boyd is probably looking for this kind of reaction from Celtic fans, but that only sums up the absurdity of him being one of Scottish football’s most prominent pundits.

He appears to be almost ever-present on Sky Sports’ coverage of the Premiership this term. He’s inescapable.

Sometimes it’s funny, such as when he was left torn faced at Rangers’ Betfred Cup exit against St Mirren, but most of the time his punditry is just tired and dull.

Sky Sports at Celtic Park / (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Maybe Rangers fans like it, who knows?

However, to claim last season’s title wasn’t deserved plays to only the most deluded.

It’s not credible, despite how much Boyd is still hurting. That reflects as badly on Sky Sports as much as it does the former Rangers man.

In other news, injuries at Ibrox concern Steven Gerrard ahead of next week’s Celtic visit.