Celtic are ‘unlikely’ to speak to Sky Sports when the broadcaster covers the Hoops’ trip to Aberdeen on Sunday, reports the Daily Record.
The report follows hard on the heels of an earlier report by the Guardian, which reported that Sky Sports reporters were not welcome at Celtic’s press conferences ahead of the game against Hearts and before the game against Clyde, as the fall-out from Alfredo Morelos’ translated interview continued.
Club have complained to television watchdog
Celtic have complained to television watchdog Ofcom, as reported by the Evening Times, about the mistranslation of Morelos’ interview.
That move was taken after Celtic released an official statement critical of the way Morelos’ interview was translated by Sky Sports, which led to an apology by the broadcaster to Celtic, Rangers and the player.
Perhaps when the outcome of the complaint is known then the Hoops will once more speak to the broadcaster.
The fact that Celtic are unwilling to speak to the company which from next season will have exclusive broadcasting rights to Scottish football shows the anger that still resonates at the club regarding the Morelos translation situation.
Broadcaster will likely want situation resolved soon
There is no doubt that Sky would like the situation resolved sooner rather than later. Indeed, they will likely want to interview Celtic staff when the Hoops face Aberdeen. However, that might not happen.
Celtic might not be satisfied with the outcome of the Ofcom complaint. In that case, the situation could continue on for the foreseeable future.
The Hoops seem determined to stand their ground when it comes to not speaking to Sky. You would have to imagine that most Celtic supporters are in favour of the club’s decision.
Only time will tell when the situation is resolved. However, the Hoops seem in no hurry to let the matter rest.