Kris Boyd '˜out of order' for comment about Aberdeen fans

Kris Boyd has been criticised for his comments about Aberdeen supporters amid the debate over the Betfred Cup semi-final arrangements.

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The Kilmarnock striker was one of few Scottish football pundits who came out in support of the decision to host both Aberdeen v Rangers and Celtic v Hearts at Hampden Park on the same day.

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The former Ibrox favourite, writing in his Scottish Sun column, speculated that Aberdeen’s game was selected for a noon kick-off, 15 minutes after the first train from the north-east arrives in Glasgow, because of the hatred of Dons fans towards Rangers and the trouble that may cause.

Kris Boyd was criticised on Monday's BBC Sportsound programme. Picture: John Devlin

Asked about it on BBC Sportsound’s programme, club chief executive Duncan Fraser shot down Boyd’s comments.

He said: “It’s a scandalous remark. I think it’s based on a degree of ignorance.

“Every support has their degree of issues to deal with and Aberdeen are no different to any other support. Therefore, I don’t accept that point.”

Panelist Michael Stewart added: “Boydy’s comments are out of order. To single out one team and for it to be Aberdeen, that is absolutely out of order.”