Former Glasgow Rangers striker Kris Boyd was reportedly banned from entering Dens Park to cover the Gers’ clash with Dundee last weekend, as more news pops up on this bizarre story.
The Lowdown: Boyd slams Griffiths
Griffiths found himself in hot water once more when he kicked a flare into stands during Dundee’s clash with St. Johnstone.
Boyd then piled the criticism on to Griffiths, questioning the striker’s attitude, commitment, and record in recent years (via The Scottish Sun).
The Latest: Conflicting reports
In response, Dundee allegedly banned Boyd from access to their players for the clash at Dens Park.
Boyd was also forced to do his match analysis outside the ground, as well. As per The Daily Record, a Dundee insider said:
“We informed Sky Sports of our decision on Saturday morning that Kris Boyd wouldn’t be getting any pre-match access from anyone at Dundee.
“Some of the stuff he wrote about Leigh was just ridiculous and out of order.”
The Scottish Sun however have since shared a picture of the pundit working for Sky Sports from inside the ground, but as that is during the 90 minutes, not pre-match as the above claims, the truth is still not clear.
The Verdict: Worrying trend
Boyd, who scored 121 goals for Rangers during his time at the club (Transfermarkt), was scathing in his criticism of Griffiths in his article for The Sun. He suggested that the abuse the Scotland international would receive from Rangers supporters at the game between the two clubs was deserved, and he did not pull any punches when questioning his criticism.
Do you agree with Boyd's ban?
While it was critical of Griffiths, does it require the person in question to be banned? This is part of a worrying trend in Scottish football, where publications are being banned from covering matches as they previously have done.
Rangers now demand fees of up to £25,000 to grant access (via The Daily Mail), while Celtic and the Gers banned Andy Walker following comments he made. It remains to be seen whether whether Boyd will continue to be denied access from Dens Park in the future, but at some point there has to be some form of compromise between Premiership club’s and the media outlets covering them.
In other news, Rangers fans were livid with this club update.
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