Michael Brown has claimed that Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli has created “so much chaos” by breaking quarantine protocols to make a trip to Spain.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder argued that the 25-year-old’s action were “unacceptable” and hinted at a “total disregard” for his teammates.
The full-back took a flight to the continent last week, but failed to notify anybody at Parkhead or observe the 14-day isolation period that is currently in place for people returning from Spain.
Bolingoli then made a late cameo in the 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock last Sunday.
Since the incident came to light, Celtic have had their next two Scottish Premiership fixtures postponed, while the player himself has been charged by the SFA.
And Brown has heavily criticised his behaviour.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It just creates so much chaos in the current climate.
“It’s unacceptable. He’s going to have to really show something to turn something like this around.
“I think firstly you’ve got to ask why has he done it? If it’s just been a total disregard for the club and his teammates then it’s going to be a real disappointment.
“You’ve all worked so hard to get ready for the season, and then this happens. You just don’t want to break that continuity. Everybody will be so disappointed.”
Bolingoli only played three minutes against Killie last weekend, but has struggled for regular game time under Neil Lennon for a while now.
The defender made 14 Scottish Premiership appearances last term, but his most recent league outing came in the 2-1 Old Firm defeat to Rangers at Parkhead in late December.
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