Celtic have been left absolutely decimated ahead of tonight’s clash against Hibernian at Parkhead, with fans fuming over the fact a host of employees must self-isolate.
A grand total of 15 club employees have been informed that they need to self-isolate. This is including Neil Lennon and John Kennedy. Chris Jullien is the player who initially tested positive, the club has confirmed.
Tonight’s clash against Hibernian now looks set to include a shadow squad. It could provide a great opportunity for some of the club’s up-and-coming youngsters to show what they’re all about.
However, the whole saga has left Celtic fans unimpressed. 13 players have been informed they must go into self-isolation, along with the manager and his assistant. Ridiculous stuff.
The club has spent the last week trying to vindicate their trip to Dubai. But it’s now turning into a total disaster given the positive Covid case.
Celtic fans not happy as club management to self-isolate
It’s still unclear as to how many of the 13 players are part of the regular starting XI. But even so, Celtic are going to be massively depleted this evening, and in a must-win game too.
Celtic knew they had to come back from Dubai and win all 19 games. That looks almost impossible now given this latest update. The 15 self-isolating staff members will also miss the upcoming double-header against Livingston, giving they’ve to stay at home for the next 10 days.
This was to be expected, however, after the initial positive case. The SFA published a report back in November that outlined a similar incident with the Scotland under-21s. Close contacts were determined via the arrangements on aircrafts and buses in particular. This is likely why Celtic have had so many players hammered this afternoon.
As always, we hope the player who currently has Covid makes a swift recovery. In addition, we also express our hope that none of the close contacts becomes infected during their isolation period.
However, for now, we wait and see who has picked it up ahead of this evening. However, the support are absolutely furious that the club has put itself in this position:
Unmitigated disaster and all through our own doing. Sickening man https://t.co/EHKrf8YqZC
— Seán Markus Clifford (@seanmarkus_67) January 11, 2021
Our club is in free fall because of deliberate mismanagement.
— Timposter (@Tim_Poster) January 11, 2021
A shambles. From top to bottom.
If we have enough, play the weans tonight. Can't be worse than what we've produced this season. https://t.co/tdfbDapOrR
— Sean Mclaughlan (@SeanMclaughlan1) January 11, 2021
Jesus Celtic are an embarrassment at present …no chance they should have been going to Dubai in the middle of a pandemic…nor did they deserve a sunny break the way the seasons being going with the league over by January. Absolute trainwreck and laughing stock😡.
— Aidan mc mullan (@aidansleepy1) January 11, 2021
Shambolic beyond belief fae the word go🙄 @CelticFC you couldn’t have made a worse go of 10IAR if you tried!
It’s time to go for a lot of people at the club from top to bottom!
— Dom CFC67🍀9️⃣🏆🍀 (@Shiv1888) January 11, 2021
Celtic deserve every punishment we should get. Gross negligence from management on and off the park, change needed ASAP https://t.co/a79djE3MvR
— Jon Campbell (@Jon_Cam7) January 11, 2021
How can the people who signed off on this trip remain in a job after this? Resignations needs to come because these are the ones who have no respect for us and our ambition of 10iar. Sack the Board. https://t.co/U3LKTLxZy9
— Decky🇮🇪 (@Deckyy67) January 11, 2021
Jullien shouldn’t of even been travelling in the first place when he’s injured n no able to play for months https://t.co/KJqhHRHcVR
— Caitlin x (@_caitlinmuir) January 11, 2021
This is a shambles, someone has to be shown the door for this absolutely ridiculous spectacle. https://t.co/KKjbnzCwiW
— Daniel (@DjrReid) January 11, 2021