Celtic manager Neil Lennon says a line has been drawn under the drama that unfolded last week regarding Kris Boyd’s criticism of striker Leigh Griffiths, speaking in his pre-match press conference on the club’s YouTube channel.
As we discussed last week, Boyd hit out with some over the line condemnation of Griffiths after our recent victory at Rugby Park, despite the player scoring on the night.
Bringing up his lack of appearances, providing a stat that was incorrect, the former Rangers man failed to acknowledge that the reason he hasn’t played as much over the last couple of seasons is because of personal problems off the pitch that required a hiatus from the game.
Asked again about the issue today, Lennon confirmed that everyone involved is now happy to put it behind them, sharing that he personally spoke to Boyd about it all.
As seen on Celtic’s YouTube channel, the manager said: “I spoke to Leigh, I spoke to Kris. I think everyone’s drawn a line right through it and we move on from it.”
Boyd’s comments obviously shouldn’t be brushed under the carpet but with the club taking appropriate action and Lennon taking a personal role in the drama, it is best for everyone to put it behind them.
If Leigh Griffiths is happy enough with that then it’s fine by me.
As a pundit on a national broadcaster, Boyd has a duty to present his views in a constructive and fair way, even when criticising others.
Clearly last week he got it badly wrong and hopefully Sky Sports manage to keep him in check moving forward.