Celtic chaos as Rangers at risk – what does Sturgeon do now?

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 08: First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon pictured smiling in the crowd during the 2020 Guinness Six Nations match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield on February 08, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

There is no doubt Celtic’s shambolic situation gets more serious with every passing hour and revelation.

It’s hard to know exactly how to process the gravity of what this cesspit of a football club has done, having decided they were above restrictions and swanned off to Dubai to get a suntan, they have now returned and no one seems to know formally whether or not they are to isolate for 10 days, despite the fact one of them tested positive.

It’s all incredibly seedy, disappointing, worrying, and sets a dreadful example if they are allowed to face Hibs tonight.

Don’t forget, Rangers played this team just over a week ago, and while so far there have been no repercussions for Steven Gerrard’s men, it’s clear that there could have been, and anything less than Hibs Celtic being called off tonight is nothing more than a public safety risk.

There are being claims made that it’s not just the unnamed Celtic player positive, but manager Neil Lennon too, and if that’s true, the implications are colossal.

The Scottish Government were clear – the only exceptions to the new restrictions did include elite sports for competition purposes, but Celtic, of course, did not go to Dubai for that purpose.

They went off for R&R and every single media group is pummelling them and potentially the SFA not to mention the government themselves for potentially not enforcing this rule as they should be.

In short, Celtic have violated guidelines, and despite all the figureheads like Jason Leitch having told us for around a year that symptoms can take almost 10 days to surface, the Parkhead mob get to return to Glasgow without any problem?

If this is to be the case, it’s disturbing, and suggests Celtic still have deep influence in high places.

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  1. they surely can’t play today bt I would be shocked if they don’t get let off with it as always …. I will be gutted if we don’t get to play all 38 games this season I want this 55 to be clean won fair n square at worst I would take it being mathematically over b4 it’s b4 it’s shut down…

  2. That game cannot go ahead tonight for safety reasons no chance its too dangerous ffs,septic would need to use the youth team,no player from dubai could play football for the next 10 days or more,the game shall be awarded to hibs-
    RESULT- Hibs 3 septic 0, 3 points to hibs and a fine for septic
    WATP🇬🇧

  3. Obviously things have developed and Ceptic now have 13 players isolating for 10 days which I think means as well as tonight’s Hibs match they will miss home and away games against Livingston.
    But there is maybe a wider issue to be considered. Herr Sturgeon had said that as a result of the Dubai trip they will now revisit the travel restrictions for elite sport. Could this endanger our Europa Cup games with Antwerp? Could we be in a position where their visit to Dubai sees us kicked out of the Europa Cup?

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