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Kris Boyd Hammers Allan McGregor for ‘Mental’ Red Card Against Hibs

Kris Boyd Hammers Allan McGregor for ‘Mental’ Red Card Against Hibs

Kris Boyd has heavily criticised his former team-mate Allan McGregor after the Rangers goalkeeper’s red card against Hibs.

The Gers made it five consecutive league wins for the first time under Steven Gerrard by seeing off their opponents 1-0 at Ibrox this afternoon, but the win was marred somewhat by McGregor’s late dismissal.

With the game petering out, the 37-year-old shot-stopper bizarrely kicked out at Hibees striker Marc McNulty, and was swiftly shown a straight red card by referee Bobby Madden.

McGregor will now miss next Sunday’s Old Firm clash with Celtic, and his former Light Blues colleague Boyd wasn’t afraid to stick the boot in after the full-time whistle.

Speaking as a pundit for Sky Sports, Boyd said via Football Scotland: “I think it sums up Allan McGregor as a person. Off the pitch, he’s a fantastic guy.

“It’s madness from him, but we’ve seen it before from him. This is madness, that is just him.

“I don’t know what he’s thinking. I’ve been in his dressing room for years and at times you say to yourself what is Allan McGregor thinking? Nobody knows.

“This for me is just absolutely mental. He goes, he kicks it, doesn’t get touched and I don’t know what he’s doing there either.

“He’s my friend, he’s been my team-mate, but you can’t defend him. I don’t know what he’s thinking.

“We can’t sit here and slaughter Alfredo Morelos for what he has done this season and not have a go at Allan McGregor.

“It’s mental to even contemplate turning round and kicking him, I don’t know what he’s thinking.”

What did you make of McGregor’s outburst and subsequent dismissal, and is Boyd right to criticise him so harshly?

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