Rangers flop Kevin Kyle has opened up on being sent off for Rangers against Queen of the South during his shambolic Ibrox spell – and the former striker’s comments show why he can’t find any place in the game after hanging his boots up.

Kyle was sent off 11 minutes after coming on as a substitute as the Gers lost at home to QotS and Kyle admitted that he was intent on getting sent off before he’d even got his tracksuit off – but that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

GettyImages)GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 07: Kevin Kyle of Glasgow Rangers during the Scottish Communities League Cup First Round against East Fife at Ibrox Stadium on August 7, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The former striker then revealed that after a dressing down from manager Ally McCoist, he “felt like s*** for about five minutes” before moving on from the whole thing.

“I came on as a sub and I only had one thing on my mind, and that was to elbow somebody,” Kyle told Open Goal’s Keeping the Ball on the Ground podcast.

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“I targeted a certain individual, no because I don’t like him. Big Ryan McGuffie. I don’t know why. I played against him at school level – I think he went to Newcastle – I just always thought he was a f****.

“I just thought, ‘f*** it, see when I come on, he’s getting it’. I don’t know why, it’s just that moment in your head. I just thought, right he’s getting it. We had a throw-in down the line, I’ve come to try to flick it on and he’s behind me so I thought, ‘f*** it, if there’s any opportunity it’s now’.



“So they took the throw-in and I’ve just f****** swung the big right elbow, caught him flush and he’s went down and then obviously, we got beat by Queen of the South that night. It made my sending-off a hundred times worse. [Ally] McCoist says ‘I’ll see you tomorrow’. I says ‘no bother gaffer, I’ll be in first thing in the morning’.

“Next morning he says, ‘Kev, I like to defend my players but see this, I can’t defend it’. I said, ‘gaffer, I was just putting my arms up to try and elevate myself’. He says, ‘Kev, don’t lie to me, watch this back’. He made me watch it back and I was like, ‘aye gaffer’.

“He was alright, he said that was what cost us the game. I felt like s*** for about five minutes and then that was me.”

Kyle is hardly a popular figure with Rangers fans as it is, but his latest comments are utterly embarrassing for an amateur to have come out with, let alone a former Scotland international who was playing for Rangers at the time.

REYKJAVIK - OCTOBER 11: Kevin Kyle of Scotland celebrates scoring the first goal during the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifying match between Iceland and Scotland on October 11, 2002 at the Kaplakriki Stadium, in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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The biggest surprise for Rangers fans will be that Kyle actually managed to hit the target with his elbow because it was something he seemed to have a helluva lot of trouble doing with a ball.

With Kyle now making a living out of the game, his comments won’t see a host of clubs rushing to bring him into work with their players – and shows just how utterly lacking in professionalism or any sort of personal pride the former striker is.

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