Boli Bolingoli And Celtic Breaching COVID Rules - Sturgeon “Celtic and Aberdeen not expected to play for at least next week”

nelster

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If he is incubating and is tested positive at any stage in the next week then I think they are stuffed for UEFA match.

On subject of disciplinary I cant find any up to date SFA regulations. Still looking.

An SPFL update on 14th May stated it was a thread being worked on.

‘Application of SFA disciplinary rules in light of COVID-19’
 

Arkanoid

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3-0 walkovers for any game missed due to putting people's life at risk. 2 week fines for all players involved, put towards covering testing costs for all other teams abiding by the rules and laws.
Not being above the law and facing maximum fines going straight to the NHS.
Compliance offer dishing out maximum suspension available.

Oh wait...a blunder you say...stop the league and punish all the law and rule abiding clubs, fans and players with an I.Q above amoeba level. Yeh no bother fk Scottish football
 

BothwellBear

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There is absolutely no way his test will be allowed to be positive, the manipulation of that given it is Celtic carrying out the test through a private supplier, is inevitable.
 

supersonic

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Rangers need to strike whilst the iron is hot and put pressure on them via subtle PR. Get it out there that we ain't happy with other teams risking football pausing and also make comment on apparent leaked information about the sfa "investigation" into our testing protocols (back page exclusive of the record) and ask for no double standards.
 

LLLG

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Bolingoli, Griffiths and the Aberdeen 8 are all a fucking disgrace. If the league gets shut down now they should be chased out the game.
Your not telling me that the clubs were not aware of their players actions and as a result should be punished heavily with point deductions and fines
 

Skoosh1872

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There is absolutely no way his test will be allowed to be positive, the manipulation of that given it is Celtic carrying out the test through a private supplier, is inevitable.
100%. NHS testing should be required. There is zero chance any test they pay for is going to declare positive and risk their CL qualifier
 

swavgav

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The guy is an absolute idiot. As people have said, if that was Morelos and McGregor and not 2 of their mob then the papers and social media would be crucifying us.

On top of dropped points and a potential game behind (if the Aberdeen game is postponed) it's negative stories and a little bit of pressure right from the start.
Lennon isn't exactly slow in throwing players under the bus when the pressure is on.
 

LLLG

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100%. NHS testing should be required. There is zero chance any test they pay for is going to declaim positive and risk their CL qualifier
I love a good conspiracy theory and with that lot there are plenty but they can’t get away with dodging a requirement for a global pandemic.
 

Hehaw

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Hopefully this wakes up some of the mutants who support irrelevant diddies like Aberdeen.

When our unders team played in a match, we were accused of flouting the rules and putting the game at risk (even though it was the SPFL testing guidelines that were ineffective) it was the club that was to blame.

when the sheep’s players went on the piss it was the sheep that got chastised.

when Griffiths and Boli broke the rules it was individual players to blame and not Celtic.

funny that, almost as if everyone else is being held to different standards.
 

CoplandKeklord

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If he is incubating and is tested positive at any stage in the next week then I think they are stuffed for UEFA match.

On subject of disciplinary I cant find any up to date SFA regulations. Still looking.

An SPFL update on 14th May stated it was a thread being worked on.

‘Application of SFA disciplinary rules in light of COVID-19’
Shouldn't these kind of scenarios have been one of the first things the SFA Covid committee worked on, so that clear processes were in place for the start of the season?
 

ShieldsBear

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When did he jet off to Spain? Surely he didn't decide to take a holiday in between games? Does this mean he went abroad before the game last weekend?
 

Discombob

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There is absolutely no way his test will be allowed to be positive, the manipulation of that given it is Celtic carrying out the test through a private supplier, is inevitable.
A couple of weeks back on here, I raised the possibility of a club or an individual manipulating the result of a COVID test to suit an outcome, and was laughed and the thread chopped pretty quickly.

Whichever way you administer this, there is the risk of either a false negative being declared (such as the above scenario) or a false positive (to rule a given player or players out of an important match) if someone involved in the testing has a motive to do so - bribery, rivarly, gambling, etc.
 

insanicdrunk

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The guy is an absolute idiot. As people have said, if that was Morelos and McGregor and not 2 of their mob then the papers and social media would be crucifying us.
If that was us the headlines would be "Rangers cause the league to be stopped".
 

Thechemist

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This is the most serious breach and I’m amazed that the club didn’t know. The Aberdeen 8 and thunbheid you can put down as irresponsible but to book flights and leave the country is ridiculous. Other people on the flight or the airport must’ve recognised him so there’s no way he was getting away with it. After sturgeons rant last week the spfl have to take strong action against them
 

CoulibalyLoyal

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I love a good conspiracy theory and with that lot there are plenty but they can’t get away with dodging a requirement for a global pandemic.
If the testing is done internally though?

if It’s positive -team quarantined for a fortnight and potentially ruins Europe . Costing them millions.

or

hide the fact it is positive - but send bolingoli home for a fortnight and report it as an injury ?
 

nelster

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Its a potentially massive sequence of events given that whats happened here is way beyond the traditional things you search google for relating to covid.

Hes gone abroad and could still be incubating regardless of negative test.

He has broken government level quarantine regulations and returned to his place of work.

What then happens to both him as an ‘unknown’ and those he has now been in contact with ? Are they now ‘unknown’ until such times as he is fully clear ?

What are the government level regulations when a quarantine breach and return to work has been proven to have happened ?

Its beyond football. But could seriously impact Celtic and more widely see SNP jiggery pokery to ‘shut it down’ rather than have the SFA penalise them. Fortunately such jiggery pokery wont be possible with UEFA as UEFA have clear covid rules.

Still no sign of SFA Disciplinary 2020/21 regulations, just a broken 19/20 link.
 

Graemeh89

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He should be absolutely hammered for this , same for the club , and If this was Rangers I’d be wanting to know why a first team player in the squad for the weekend was allowed 4 days off before it. Seems mental.
 

nelster

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Shouldn't these kind of scenarios have been one of the first things the SFA Covid committee worked on, so that clear processes were in place for the start of the season?
Try finding them.

There is an annex on SPFL about how covid procedures work at every level. Its on the assumption of ‘the bubble’ actually being adhered to.

Nothing, anywhere about someone breaking government quarantine and playing.
 

Wilkinsvolley

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Surely celtc know the movement of their players so they are advising them properly? It’s almost as if they know they can do what they want.
 
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