Shocking Kris Boyd Rangers comments prove he is short-sighted and hypocritical
Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has launched a savage attack on a number of the Gers’ first-team players – accusing them of only coming to Scotland for a “jolly” – but it appears Boyd is stuggling with some serious memory issues.
The Kilmarnock striker went after Carlos Pena, Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso, Eduardo Herrera and Dalcio in his Scottish Sun column and made a number of bizarre and downright false claims about the Ibrox players.
Boyd started off by calling Mexican midfielder Carlos Pena an “unmitigated disaster” who should have been “nowhere near Ibrox.”
The veteran striker fails to point out that despite being a “disaster” the 27-year-old Mexican has managed to net more league goals this season than Boyd managed in 29 appearances in Scotland’s second-tier for Rangers during his second spell with the Ibrox giants – Boyd scored 3 goals in 29 in the Championship while Pena has hit 4 in 12 in the Premiership.
Boyd then turns his ire to the defensive pairing of Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso.
The jist of Boyd’s gripe with Cardoso is – and this is an actual quote from a professional footballer – “the only time there were marks on his face after a match was when he was smashed by an opponent.”
Say what you want about Cardoso but defenders have never been judged on their war wounds – least of all at top level clubs.
Long gone are the days of the iconic Terry Butcher image with blood-soaked shirt and bandage wrapped around his head.
Football has moved on from the days where defenders would on occasion find themselves soaked in their own blood.
The idea a defender should be judged on how good they are bassed on “marks on his face” is utterly ridiculous as football catches up with other sports on concussin prototcol and awareness of CTE shows just how stuck in the past Boyd really is.
Then it gets to “the biggest disappointment of all” – Bruno Alves.
Boyd claims that he “almost played more games in Turkey than Alves did the last time he was in a climate even colder than ours following an £18.5million move from Porto to Zenit.”
Unless Boyd knows something different to the rest of the world, he played twice in Turkey while Alves made over 100 appearances in Russia for Zenit.
In fact, Alves made more appearances for Zenit than Boyd did while playing for Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Eskisehirspor and Portland Timbers combined.
With Boyd’s history of flopping anywhere that isn’t the Scottish Premiership, you’d almost think he’d use his first-hand experience of knowing how hard it can be for a footballer to settle in a new country.
Instead, he’s launched into a lowest common denominator attack on Rangers foreign players with the caveat he’s not being “xenophobic.”
It might not be xenophobic but it’s definitely short-sighted nonsense from a so-called professional who has tried and failed miserably to play outside his home country.
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