Kris Boyd's hilarious post-Celtic vs Hearts meltdown as he fails to hide his rage

By David Walton

December 3, 2021

Kris Boyd went into full rage mode last night after watching Celtic overcome Hearts at Parkhead.

The Hoops managed to grind out a colossal 3 points that takes them 5 clear of Robbie Neilson’s side having played a game fewer. More importantly, it narrowed the gap at the top of the Premiership to just 4 points as Celtic again closed in on Rangers.

The game was a frantic affair with both sides giving it hell for leather. However, it would be decided by a fine Kyogo Furuhashi goal in the first half. There have been question marks over whether the Japanese sensation was offside, but the linesman decided to give the striker the benefit of the doubt.

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However, Boyd of course watched the match with his blue-tinted glasses. Unsurprisingly then, he went into full rage mode in the Sky studio post-match as he demanded VAR come into Scottish football.

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Speaking via Sky Sports Football [02/12, 22:51], Boyd said: “He is offside, there’s no doubt about it. He’s already ahead of the ball there. Some people will say it’s fantastic movement but you can see here, he’s ahead of the ball.

“He is offside. There is no argument about it. There is no doubt that Kyogo is offside there. I would just love to see a couple of lines drawn across there.

“Get VAR to Scottish football ASAP because Hearts can feel very aggrieved because there’s no doubt about it, he is offside.”

Kris Boyd raging as Celtic narrow the gap

Fair play to Boyd here. He manages to use the word “offside” 4 times within 3 sentences here. That’s some going. You can tell he feels particularly strongly about the goal and, to be honest, it’s beautiful to see.

Funny though. You would think as a former striker himself he would be all for giving the benefit of the doubt. After all, he hovered about the 6-yard box throughout his career waiting for tap-ins. You’d have thought he would’ve appreciated the run and movement of Kyogo.

Nah, nevermind that eh? Not when it goes for Celtic and directly affects Rangers. If that was Alfredo Morelos who notched it, Boyd would be pushing the idea of how close the decision was and how you can’t blame the linesman for not spotting it.

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It shows a worrying lack of impartiality from a pundit who is clearly embracing his wind-up merchant tag. But hey ho, it’s what the Celtic supporters have become used to from the former Rangers and Kilmarnock striker.

The most important thing last night was that Celtic got the 3 points. That’s what’s annoyed Boyd more than anything. It’s not the fact we scored a goal that some may feel is offside, but it’s the fact we got the job done and are continuing to improve that’s annoying him the most.

Last night was big for Celtic. Hopefully, we produce another massive display at Tannadice on Sunday.

In other news, Celtic boss confirms Carter-Vickers status for Tannadice; another Hoops player to return next week