John Hartson does not suffer fools.

After comments made by former Rangers striker Kris Boyd that Celtic were suffering from a fragmented dressing room, the larger-than-life Welshman was keen to point out that his old side were a united force.

After Boyd’s current club Kilmarnock beat Celtic 2-1 earlier this season, Boyd was quoted by the BBC as saying:

 …there is a divide in the dressing-room, there is no doubt about it. It was quite clear.

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Not willing to let this stand, Hartson hit back in the Evening Times.

The Celtic legend wrote:

Not everyone gets on all the time. At every club I have ever been at there have been arguments and heated discussions at half-time, at full-time, on the training ground. It happens,

It’s life. It doesn’t mean you have a split in your dressing room.

I just think Kris has a platform now because he has his eyes on a career as a pundit and columnist when his playing time comes to an end.

And for that you need to have an opinion and have something to say so this is him looking to get a few tongues wagging – and irritate Celtic in the process. I think Kris is looking to rattle Celtic’s cage. He is wanting to noise people up.

Celtic’s 6-0 drubbing of St Johnstone on Sunday would have gone some way to clearing the air after the Hoops’ tricky start to the season, tinged with the disappointment of failing to qualify for the Champions League group stages.