Dundee banned Kris Boyd from Dens Park at the weekend over his stinging criticism of Leigh Griffiths.

Dark Blues officials told Sky Sports chiefs that their pundit would not be getting interview access to any of the club’s management team or staff after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Rangers.

Boyd was at the game on Saturday but had to do all his analysis and work from the Sky Sports truck parked outside of Dens.

The broadcaster then had to bring in another reporter to do Boyd’s after-match interviews.

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Dundee frontman Griffiths was charged by Police for kicking a smoke bomb back in amongst the St Johnstone support last week.

The former Rangers and Scotland frontman had warned Griffiths he was set for 90 minutes of abuse from the travelling fans for all the times he had wound them up in the past.

A Dundee insider said: “We informed Sky Sports of our decision on Saturday morning that Kris Boyd wouldn’t be getting any pre-match access from anyone at Dundee.

“Some of the stuff he wrote about Leigh was just ridiculous and out of order.

“In fairness to Sky Sports, there were no issues and informed us that they would send in another reporter.”

Dundee’s action is the latest example of clubs blackballing pundits over criticism they don’t want to hear.

Fellow Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker had previously been banned by Rangers and Celtic.

BT Sports also recently had to drop Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon from their Europa League coverage last week because of alleged security issues within Ibrox.