Sky Sports pundit Kris Boyd certainly caused some controversy with his comments about Leigh Griffiths following Celtic’s 3-1 win over Kilmarnock on Wednesday night.

He suggested that the lack of games that Griffiths has played in not that many league games for the Hoops due to ‘not doing it on the training field’, not taking into account the off-field issues Griffiths had to deal with last season.

“I’m doing him a favour here, because I’ll only include league games…there’s been 135 league games played, Leigh Griffiths has played 34 of them” he said, appearing on Sky Sports after the game.

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“That suggests to me that you’re not doing it in the training field. Perform on the pitch, score goals and actually get back to the level that you should be playing at.”

Former Hoops legend not impressed by comments

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Boyd’s comments went down very badly on social media. Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton was amongst the many to weigh in, claiming that ‘some of the comments aimed at Leigh Griffiths should have been better thought out”.

Meanwhile, Celtic fans on social media were livid at Boyd’s comments. One fan called for Sky Sports to sack Boyd over his comments.

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These supporters have taken to Twitter over the last 24 hours to share their thoughts on it all:


It will be interesting to see what happens next in this situation. Celtic have released many statements in the past, so it will be intriguing to see if they call for an apology after Boyd’s remarks.

Player in a good run of form

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As for Griffiths, hopefully the remarks don’t affect his game. He is in a good run of form, and will hopefully ignore what has been said by Boyd, continuing to answer his critics by finding the back of the net.

Griffiths will get plenty of support from the Celtic fans and the club following Boyd’s comments.

Coupled with his two goals in two games, that will hopefully boost his confidence, knowing that the club are behind him.

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