Kris Boyd has pulled no punches in his recent assessment of Hearts.
The former Rangers and Kilmarnock goal-machine has become one of Scotland’s most controversial pundits since his retirement, with his opinion often sparking debate.
This scenario is no different. The ex-Rangers man has called out Hearts’ financial position after Ann Budge slashed wages by 50% across the board in Gorgie.
“Given their fairly recent administration, Hearts have an absolute cheek asking staff to take such a savage reduction in their wages,” Boyd said in his Scottish Sun column. “This is a club who have had a financial meltdown within the last ten years and promised not to make the same mistakes again. Clearly lessons have not been learned.
“Instead of watching every penny they spend, they have once again spent well beyond their means. The Jambos have offered too many bang average players ludicrous long-term contracts on crazy money. It is total insanity.
“Now, as they stand on the brink of relegation, the panic button has been pressed. Coronavirus or not, it was only a matter of time before Hearts had the begging bowl out.”
It’s easy to picture what Boyd’s view is. These are unprecedented times though and it’s hard to see what benefit these comments from the ex-Rangers man actually have.
Hearts don’t need to be kicked while they’re down like Boyd has did here. Instead, we should look to try and provide support for Hearts as they endure a tough time financially.
Boyd has shown little empathy towards the Jambos, and having witnessed financial devastation at Rangers, he ought to know how hard and uncertain these moments can be.