Our View: Latest Kris Boyd comments will only motivate Celtic

By John Reid

August 15, 2020

It wasn’t that long ago that former Rangers striker Kris Boyd was talking about ‘sporting integrity’ when it comes to games involving Celtic.

As 67HailHail reported, Boyd wanted Aberdeen’s game against Celtic postponed when the Dons were going to be without eight players who were self-isolating.

Now Boyd is at it again. His comments are sure to motivate Celtic in the quest to win 10 in a row.

Boyd, writing in his column in the Scottish Sun, wants to see the Hoops docked points following the Boli Bolingoli saga.

“The SPFL should punish them (Celtic) accordingly and award my old club (Kilmarnock) the three points” Boyd said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

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“Award the points”

“Celtic’s postponed game against Aberdeen — who have also stepped out of line in the past week — should see both of them lose the points…I’d be saying the same if it was Rangers. Award the points to Killie and St Mirren and cancel the Celtic against Aberdeen match. Problem solved” he concluded.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has much to ponder / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It would certainly be unfair to punish clubs due to the actions of individuals. Celtic and Aberdeen should not be handed retrospective punishment for what players did.

The idea of teams docking teams points seems to be a non-starter as well. It seems an unrealistic and very harsh punishment.

It seems that some people are getting a tad overexcited at the prospect of Celtic possibly going 11 points behind Rangers heading into next week’s game against Dundee United.

Hoops shouldn’t be written off

Are the Hoops being written off early, due to the packed schedule that the team is going to face? Quite possibly. However, it should not be forgotten that Celtic have won the last 11 trophies in a row in Scotland.

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If any team is able to deal with a busy schedule and a double-digit points deficit, it’s this Celtic one.

Celtic were no doubt already fired-up for this season. These comments from Boyd will no doubt only motivate the team even more.

The Hoops should go into every league game for the rest of the season with a point to prove. That point should be that the best team in Scotland aren’t going to give up the title without a battle.

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