There are rumours doing the rounds on Twitter that suggest former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has been axed from pundit duty on Sky Sports’ coverage of Celtic versus St Mirren.
Last week, a petition was launched on the website Change.org which called for Boyd to stop being used to cover Premiership matches not involving Rangers or Kilmarnock.
Over 2,500 people have signed the petition and with Boyd nowhere to be seen for Celtic’s clash against St Mirren on Wednesday night, speculation has started to swirl on social media and here are some of the tweets:
@SkySportsNews no Kris Boyd tonight plz don’t tell me Celtic FC are now telling you what to do
— Craig Goudie (@GoudieCraig) February 10, 2021
It’s a sad day when Kris Boyd isn’t on sky tonight because a bunch of petty small minded supporters object to him smiling on the TV but yet Chris Sutton Andy Walker John Hartson & the rest of them have been on Sky Sports for years spewing verbal diarrhea #bringbackkrisboyd #boyd pic.twitter.com/LpYcFUEIzy
— Hamish Connor MacLeod (@HamishConnorMa2) February 10, 2021
@SkySports can I ask why we don’t have Kris Boyd on the football tonight?
— Jimmy Scott (@stobartjock) February 10, 2021
— Ian (@19youngstar84) February 10, 2021
No kris boyd in the punditry. Is it even worth watching?
— Sean Helinder 🇸🇪 (@seanlind21) February 10, 2021
Rangers’ official Twitter account has also poured fuel on the fire, using a picture of Boyd lifting the Premiership trophy during his playing days at Ibrox.
It remains to be seen why he’s not on Sky Sports for the Celtic match.
📸 PIC OF THE DAY: Kris Boyd 😁 pic.twitter.com/i81gLnIJYL
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 10, 2021
We’d be shocked if Sky Sports have bowed down to the demands of a handful of petty Celtic fans, who cannot cope seeing Boyd’s big grin whenever something goes against them.
Look at what we’ve had to deal with over the years from Chris Sutton. We just ignore him, more than anything. And BT Sport have probably never considered dropping him from covering a match just because of his bias.
Sutton is a Celtic man. We get that so of course he’s going to lean in favour of his former club. Boyd does it too.
There are far more ex-Celtic players on the television and radio than there are former Gers players, that’s for sure.
Yes, we have the likes of Ally McCoist, Boyd, Derek and Barry Ferguson, Alex Rae and Richard Foster appearing every now and then but it’s nothing compared to the relentless tide of ex-Celtic men.
There must be another reason as to why Boyd was not on Sky Sports punditry on Wednesday night because we can’t believe for a moment that some laughable petition has been acknowledged by the broadcasting giant.
In other Rangers news, Radio Clyde have been left with egg on their face over this latest Ibrox controversy.