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Nicola Sturgeon reacts to Celtic coronavirus chaos as she urges Parkhead club to ‘reflect seriously’

 

By Aidan Smith Sports Writer

Nicola Sturgeon reacts to Celtic coronavirus chaos as she urges Parkhead club to 'reflect seriously'

Nicola Sturgeon reacts to Celtic coronavirus chaos as she urges Parkhead club to ‘reflect seriously’

Nicola Sturgeon says she is both “disappointed” and “frustrated” by Celtic’s trip to Dubai.

The First Minister says elite sport have privileges which “should not be abused” and insisted that she has “doubts” whether Celtic’s trip was really essential and if guidance was followed.

The Hoops returned to Scotland on Friday after a week long training camp and were rocked by the news yesterday that a member of their squad had tested positive.

As a result 13 players and three members of staff are being forced to self-isolate ahead of tonight’s Scottish Premiership match against Hibs.

Sturgeon added: “This whole episode should underline how serious the situation we are in right now is and why everyone – including football – should be erring on the side of caution.

“I know fans of other clubs feel very strongly that the whole of football should not pay the price for the actions of any one club, whoever they may be, and I agree with that.

“Of course, a situation like this does make it essential for us to review the rules, including around travel exemptions, and that is what we will be doing.

“But, as we do, I would hope Celtic themselves will reflect seriously on all of this.”

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