Let’s get it out there from the beginning.
The mannequin stunt by Celtic fans at a Glasgow Derby seven years ago was in bad taste.
It was designed to mock them for letting their club die but somehow the media, backed by the Ibrox fans, turned it into a Kris Boyd story.
The former Oldco star’s family suffered a tragedy when his brother committed suicide and the Celtic fans were, wrongly, accused of mocking the death with the effigies.
That is a blatant lie. But it did it’s job and tarred the fans as Govan mob and media ran with it for weeks.
And it reappeared on Twitter again yesterday when a journalist from The Athletic tweeted this:
I don’t like to swear much on this app, but f**king hell… This is horrible. https://t.co/26TCdiKtNl
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) January 26, 2023
Which led to James Black tweeting this:
Similar Happened during an Old Firm game too, days after an ex-Rangers player lost his brother to suicide. Celtic took no action. pic.twitter.com/Ac20MVCLwG
— James (@jamesblack1986) January 26, 2023
Firstly, there is no Old F*rm (glad to get that out the way) and secondly, this guy talks so much sh*te on this platform I’m surprise Elon Musk himself hasn’t booted him for fake news.
He knows exactly what the effigy was all about. He knows it had nothing to do with Kris Boyd’s late brother but, hey, don’t let facts get in the way of a few likes and retweets.
Weird thing is. Not one single Rangers fan replied to back him up. Strange that eh?
Totally forgot about that weirdo and his shite on this platform.
— Snagglepuss_16🕹🎮🃏 (@Snagsagain16bit) January 26, 2023
So wrong hanging effigy’s, I’m sure you agree. pic.twitter.com/P9BWrLrptF
— Dave fae The Renton (@DaveTheWiserTim) January 26, 2023
Nonsense. It was severely crass and bad timing but there is no way you know that…out with a rag like the @ScottishSun reporting it (bastion of truth).
— Irish American (@jesuitcrusader1) January 26, 2023
Totally horrible thing to do but Was the context of that the the old rangers supporters basically let their club die
— Lenny (@lennyg1967) January 26, 2023
Dangerous wee snivelling rat. This was before anybody knew about kris Boyd’s brother. It’s wrong regardless but stop painting false narratives
— If i speak i am in big trouble 🍀 (@SpringboardEBT) January 26, 2023
Can’t believe these ambulance chasing C*nts are still trying to claim this after so many years – suicide with hands tied behind their back 🤔 desperation at its highest https://t.co/UkQY2G3Kba
— Ryan Morgan (@ryanmorgan_88) January 26, 2023
But let’s not talk about actually looking to hang people now will we?
Could always put this picture in there too of Rangers fans hanging board members. pic.twitter.com/Q3gAahLCXu
— Keith Robinson (@KeithRo5808) January 26, 2023