Celtic defender Greg Taylor has disclosed that the entire Celtic squad are behind Albian Ajeti as he awaits the outcome of the appeal of his two-match ban for diving.

There hasn’t been a lot to unite Celtic as one this season. As everyone knows, the season has not turned the way we all dreamed it would.

Everyone is on the same page

Instead of going for 10 in a row, Celtic are in a battle to keep Rangers’ lead at the top of the table under 20 points. That is not what anyone expected at the start of the season. However, it has taken a bit of injustice to get everyone at Celtic Park – and the fans – on the same page.

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Greg Taylor and the Celtic squad back Ajeti’s appeal (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

That is the SFA’s decision to ban Albian Ajeti for two games for diving in the recent win over Kilmarnock. As reported on 67 Hail Hail, some Celtic fans were shocked by the decision.

Neil Lennon was also dismayed by the verdict, and disclosed that the player himself couldn’t understand the decision (67 Hail Hail).

Now Taylor has revealed that everyone at Celtic is backing the player, as he waits to find out if he will be banned for this week’s games against St Mirren and St Johnstone.

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“It is a positive one”

“You would hate for him to lose his place in the team over something like that” Taylor said (Glasgow Times).

“It is outwith his hands, and it is outwith my hands, certainly. The verdict will be made on Monday and, hopefully for the team and for Albie, it is a positive one.

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Albian Ajeti celebrates scoring for Celtic / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Everyone supports everyone. There is a tight-knit bunch, we win as a team and lose as one” Taylor concluded.

If the ban is upheld, hopefully Celtic won’t stay quiet when it comes to their reaction. The club has been too quiet regarding some of the decisions made this season. This seems like an ideal opportunity to speak out if the ban remains.

As Taylor says, hopefully the SFA see sense and the striker’s ban is overturned.

In other news, we look back at Hatem Elhamed’s Celtic career as he prepares to leave the club.

 

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