RANGERS hero Kris Boyd was "100 per cent" certain Celtic's opening goal at St Johnstone should've been chopped off for handball. 

And the former Ibrox striker reiterated his call for VAR to be drafted into Scottish football as soon as possible.

Celtic ran out 3-1 winners in Perth today thanks to a double from Abada, and another from fellow Israeli Nir Bitton.

However, the opener at McDiarmid Park sparked some half-time debate in the Sky Sports studio as to whether the ball struck Abada's arm on the way into the net. 

It was certainly a close call - and something only VAR would pick up on. 

And while Boyd admitted that Celtic were obviously worthy winners against Saints, he remained certain the first should've been disallowed. 

He said: “It’s a handball and it leads to a goal. It hits his hand and goes in the back of the net.

“Get VAR into Scottish football. We’ve got this break - I know it’s not going to happen but get working on it.

“There’s so many incidents happening that are talking points. It needs to be rectified. People will blame the referee and linesman but they have no chance of seeing that from their position.

“They need help. They need to find the funds from somewhere to get VAR into Scottish football.

“Liel Abada had a desire to go and win the ball and Callum Davidson must be raging with the defending."

Boyd's fellow Sky pundit James McFadden wasn't so sure about the ex-Kilmarnock striker's opinion. 

He retorted: “It hits his arm. I don't think he leads with his arm. There’s angles where it doesn’t look like it hits his arm but if you get that one angle it will tell you conclusively it hits his arm.

“You can’t then look at the referee and assistant because we’ve had to watch it again and again and again so if you get VAR then it clears it up.

“We had to watch it again and again and we’re still not 100 per cent although Kris Boyd had his eyes shut and he was 100 per cent."