Former Celtic striker, John Hartson, is backing Tom Boyd, over his so-called controversial comments – who is under pressure from the SFA who are set to open a compliance investigation.
In a tweet John Hartson is backing Boyd:
The comments that sparked the investigation, he said on CelticTV: “What does John Beaton not know about the new rules?
“If he doesn’t know that’s a penalty he shouldn’t be in the middle of a park refereeing a football game.
“He’ll probably be welcome down his pub tonight again.”
The club insist they will fight this all the way, a statement said: “We have had absolutely no contact from the SFA in relation to this matter and, given the context and circumstances in which the comments were made, would be astonished if the matter were to be progressed.
“If it is, then we will respond robustly.”