By Adefunmiloye Alani

28th Sep, 2021 | 6:30am

Kris Boyd was banned by Dundee from covering 1-0 loss v Rangers

Dundee banned Kris Boyd from covering Saturday’s game against Rangers at Dens Park after his criticism of Leigh Griffiths, according to Daily Record.

The Sky Sports pundit blasted the on-loan Celtic striker after he kicked a smoke bomb at St Johnstone fans last week, and the Dark Blues told his employers he would not be getting interview access to cover the game.

The former Rangers star had to work inside a Sky Sports truck parked outside of the stadium, with the broadcaster sending in another reporter to cover Boyd’s post-match interviews.

Rangers-inspired? 

The Bears banned BT Sport pundits and Celtic legends Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon from covering the Europa League games at Ibrox two weeks ago, citing alleged security issues, and it seems they have inspired Dundee.

They had previously banned Andy Walker from their stadium and everyone could be ready to follow suit.

Boyd would have been keen to watch his old side in the 1-0 win, but his decision to criticise Griffiths cost him that chance.

Pundits are getting banned over criticisms clubs don’t want to hear, and it is not doing the Premiership any good.

Premier League clubs would have no former players left to cover games if they were banning everyone like Rangers and Co are doing.

People have a right to their opinion, and they need not be blackmailed by clubs if they do not agree with them.

This is a trend that must be nipped in the bud, but it appears the Bears have set a precedent that is not likely to end well for Scottish football.

In other Rangers news, Derek Ferguson has shared major worry and concern for Gerrard after Bears 1-0 win v Dundee.