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Bitter Boyd in Celtic penalty rant

Kris Boyd started the season in trademark fashion by bleating about a decision that apparently went in Celtic’s favour.

While Nick Walsh watched the incident in real time with Greg Aitken on VAR it seems that the best view in the house was had from the back of the Lisbon Lions Stand with the aid of the Sky Sports Slow Motion cameras.

Joe Hart got into a state taking a wayward pass from Tony Ralston on his chest, Simon Murray moved in to touch the ball away from the keeper then fell in the box when he realised that he couldn’t get a second touch to open the scoring.

If VAR could have found contact or a reason to give a penalty it most certainly would have.

Last season SEVEN penalties were given against Celtic while none were awarded against Boyd’s old club with a different interpretation almost every week to justify handball incidents involving Connor Goldson.

Watching the action on Sky Sports, the Daily Record reports:

Stiliyan Petrov conceded on Sky “I think it’s a penalty, if he goes down” and Kris Boyd reckons the County star should not have been penalised for trying to remain standing. He said: “Why should he be punished for staying on his feet? There is no doubt he impedes him as he has to hurdle that leg. If he goes down there, I’ll guarantee you it is given as a penalty kick.”

Rightly no penalty was awarded, Boyd’s misery was multiplied in the 15th minute when Josh Simms chopped Greg Taylor just inside the penalty box. Even Walsh couldn’t deny a penalty with Turnbull watching from the back of the front section of the Lisbon Lions Stand.

After making the breakthrough Celtic scored two more before the break ahead of Boyd’s half time rant, Stan Petrov and James McFadden refused to entertain the man from Tarbolton who was playing to the zombies watching on Sky Sports.

Following his half-time shift Boyd bolted out of Celtic Park to make his way 25 miles down the road to Rugby Park in plenty of time for the arrival of Micky Beale’s side.

Chris Sutton joined the Sky Sports team with his first match today, in the build up to the match the former Celtic striker reminded Boyd that he’d suggested Ange Postecoglou should pack his bags and head back to Australia because his tenure at Celtic was doomed.

Sutton hung around on co-commentary duty on the Celtic match and was still down the road in time for the start of Sky’s coverage of the action from Kilmarnock.

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