'Massive' - Exclusive: Ex-Ger left raging after official Celtic update
Alan Hutton has blasted Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli after he breached health and safety protocols amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The former Rangers and Scotland star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists it was a “massive error in judgement” from the defender and that he put “everybody at risk” with his behaviour.
Celtic issued a statement on Tuesday that condemned the actions of the 25-year-old after he travelled to Spain and returned without informing the club or isolating as per government guidelines.
Celtic Football Club statement
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They also confirmed they were in talks with the SPFL and member clubs to apologise and that they will take immediate action through their own disciplinary procedures.
The left-back, who played against Kilmarnock on Sunday after his trip away, has provided two negative tests since the incident.
Hutton insists that Bolingoli would have known he was stepping out of line before jetting out and insists he must take whatever punishment comes his way.
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Hutton told Football Insider: “It’s poor, he knows he’s made a mistake and he’s come out and apologised but he’s known before he went that he’s in the wrong.
“It is a massive error in judgement and not only that, you’re putting everybody at risk. You see what’s happened with the Aberdeen players as well, it’s not just the players, it’s the staff, everybody involved in the club.
“They’re trying to be really on the ball and keep it in a bubble and not let anybody get affected. To do that is just really stupid and I’m sure he is sorry for doing it but at the end of the day he did and he’ll have to face the consequences, whatever they may be.”
Sunday’s three-minute cameo against Kilmarnock was Bolingoli’s first appearance of the season.
He played a total of 28 times last campaign in what was his first year since joining from Rapid Vienna.
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