The current Kilmarnock player didn’t hold back as he suggested “there’s nothing exciting about being a Rangers fan right now”. It seems even Jermain Defoe wasn’t safe from his stinging riposte.
The striker’s comments were bound to have supporters talking. Here’s what they’ve had to say on what Boyd had to say about what everyone else had to say post Aberdeen.
Started reading the Boyd article and got to the part “Lee Wallace is the best left back at the club” and had to stop there. Has he upped the dose on his hair transplant medication or what? x
— sunshinekid (@sunshinekid10) March 15, 2019
Kris Boyd criticising Rangers for losing a cup tie at home whilstcompletely ignoring the fact he was in a Rangers team that lost 0-3 and 0-2 in cup ties AT HOME to Hibs and lower league St Johnstone in the space of seven months is honestly laugh out loud funny. He's a dick.
— SDF (@GoodCopBabcock) March 14, 2019
Stevie G’s response to Kris Boyd regarding Mark Allen was interesting given that he’s become the big bad wolf for some fans. Boyd had a go at him for recruitment and Gerrard says ‘we’ll he’s got that one wrong for a start because he’s technical director, not head of recruitment’
— Tags (@tagsbo) March 15, 2019
Kris Boyd is a pie..
Pass it on.
— Andy Ritchie (@AndyRitchie12) March 15, 2019
Handing Kris Boyd a new contract in 2014 was a massive waste of money when he was an overweight, unprofessional, past-it jobber who contributed to holding us back a year in the championship. https://t.co/pPiNY9U3Xz
— Dylan (@dylanblack23) March 15, 2019
Does Kris Boyd ever talk about Kilmarnock? The team he plays for?
Didn't see any articles from him when Kilmarnock had won 1 match in 7 or 8 games.
Not exactly professional. If I was a Kilmarnock supporter or member of staff, I'd be asking what the fuck's he doing. https://t.co/xllyVE8ePR
— Ibrox Loyal (@_IbroxLoyal) March 15, 2019
Is Kris Boyd simply a shite version of Chris Sutton
— Ross (@sneddon04) March 15, 2019
Kris Boyd having another pop at Rangers today 😂
I think he conveniently forgets he was part of one of the worst Rangers teams ever in the lower divisions who gave us some of our most embarrassing results. Short memory.
— Kirsten (@kirsten93_) March 15, 2019
You stink Kris https://t.co/JEnIY5rqJQ
— 𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘺 🃏 (@crossy72_) March 15, 2019
Whilst his words say all the right things – “this shouldn’t happen at Rangers”, “wasn’t like that in my day”, “not good enough” – his ire seems misdirected. Fans don’t really agree with him at all.
It feels like he’s trolling us. It wouldn’t be the first time he’s trolled Scottish Premiership fans either.
But more than that, he doesn’t seem to have much of a clue what he’s talking about. Gerrard correcting him on Mark Allen’s role at the club says it all.
Boyd’s entire column is about Allen being Head of Recruitment!
But above all else – his comments are unproductive. He’s taking advantage of the club’s mini crisis to stoke a fire. There’s a real lack of sincerity. It’s also counterintuitive to the club’s aims and ambitions.
Had he been speaking from the heart or suggested some positives or solutions, fans might’ve bought into what he’s trying to say. But it’s just negative, morose, uncreative twaddle. And no-one’s interested.
The general consensus from fans is that Boyd’s not talking a lot of rational sense here. And these are among the more polite comments.