Scott Brown shuts down journalist question on Celtic's Boli Bolingoli

By John Reid

September 11, 2020

Celtic captain Scott Brown has once more showed why he is the best man for the job by shutting down a journalist’s question about Boli Bolingoli.

At a press conference on Thursday ahead of the game against Ross County, a question was asked of Brown if he had spoken to Bolingoli, who of course has not featured for the club since his now infamous flight to Spain last month.

However, Brown refused to get involved in that, stonewalling the question and referring to it only as a ‘club matter’.

“Just focus on ourselves”

“That’s a club matter now, we just focus on ourselves, we just make sure we’re ready, we’re focused on Saturday coming” he said.

You can see the exchange on the video below (beginning at 1:44).

Brown’s response to the question was that of a captain. He handled what could have been a tricky situation with aplomb.

There are no doubt those who will be eager to find out what has happened to Bolingoli since he has returned to the club. However, as Brown says, it is far better for Celtic to keep those kinds of discussions behind closed doors.

Scott Brown in action vs Ferencvaros (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Has there been discussions between Bolingoli and Celtic about his trip to Spain? You would imagine there was a number of them.

Discussions will not be made public

Will those discussions ever be made public? You would think not. We shall find out more about Bolingoli when the club announces it, not when a journalist asks Scott Brown to make a comment on it.

Celtic’s Boli Bolingoli / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As Brown says, it is time for Celtic to move on from the situation. Celtic should be all about what happens on the pitch, beginning with the trip to Ross County on Saturday.

The club has a lot of fixtures coming up, we don’t need there to be any distractions. Thankfully Brown managed to shut down any prospect of that at the press conference. Now it is on to Dingwall and hopefully three points.

In other news, Andy Walker has tipped David Turnbull to be a Celtic regular before long.