Celtic's Match Postponed As Club Severely Criticise Bolingoli Over Spain Trip

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Ross County are due to play Kilmarnock at the Global Energy Stadium tomorrow night.

Bolingoli's breach of rules comes just days after Aberdeen's trip to St Johnstone was called off due to two of their players testing positive for COVID-19, with six others self-isolating.

"We have led the way in working with the football authorities and Scottish Government to establish the most rigorous, effective protocols and working practices, which ultimately led to the resumption of football".

Their clash at the weekend was postponed with all the players now in self-isolation, and the action from the Celtic defender could force the Scottish government to halt the newly-resumed Premiership season.

That led to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warning that soccer players' privileges to play during the ongoing safety restrictions in Scotland would be at risk if a similar situation arose.

There is uncertainty around Aberdeen's home game against Hamilton on Wednesday given the spike of cases in the city.

"By putting this is as clearly as I can in language that the football world will understand, consider today the yellow card".

"Every day I stand here and ask members of the public to make huge sacrifices on how they live their lives. Next time it will be the red card because you will leave us with absolutely no choice".

The new Scottish season started only on August 1 after the 2019-20 campaign was called off early, in May, because there was no immediate prospect of play restarting amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Scottish government officials held a meeting with the league's managers and captains on Monday where they were reminded of their responsibilities over protocols particular to football and also to the public.

Eight Aberdeen players are now self-isolating after going to a bar which turned out to be the centre of a virus outbreak in the city.

Spain was restored to the Scottish Government's list of countries from which returning travellers must quarantine themselves for 14 days following a decision on July 25, which came into effect from midnight on July 26. We could have done no more in this area.

While Bolingoli has since tested negative for Covid-19 and apologized, his action has left Celtic boss Neil Lennon raging, and he is likely to face the music.

This is a sore one for the Celtic fans to take.

"While that meeting was taking place yesterday the news came through of the Celtic player who had chose to go to Spain, come home and not quarantine and play part of a match".

Robinson said: "People will lose jobs, the industry will go to pieces, make no mistake about that".

Bolingoli-Mbombo has apologised for his actions, as quoted in The Scottish Sun, but Celtic have reportedly launched an internal investigation into the matter and are "furious" with him. "I am not condoning anything that happened but it is being dealt with".

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