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Ex-Celtic, Chelsea defender Boyd wants the normality back

Former Celtic captain Tommy Boyd says it would be nice to have some normality back in Scottish football. The 45-year old former Scotland international said in an interview for the Daily Record that he feels the game in Scotland went slightly off the rails last season with all the death threats and malice directed at Hoops boss Neil Lennon.

Boyd said that he would like to see sanity restored so football in Scotland can become good to watch, hopefully in the mould of European champions Barcelona.

"Normality is needed, whether it's the SFA or outside of football," he said.

"If that starts to happen and we get things right then I'm sure it will be a lot better next season.

"We've had a start with all the restructuring at the SFA and it is great to see something done off the park.

"Before the threats and the attack on Neil at Tynecastle, everyone had been burying their heads in the sand.

"Now everyone is, and should be, getting behind him.

"They need to make sure that kind of thing doesn't happen again.

"I would certainly hope we will be remembering next season for the beautiful game.

"You saw the way Barcelona play their football in the Champions League Final at Wembley.

"I hope our teams can play that kind of stuff. It will be difficult but it would be good if we could."

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Andrew Slevison
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