Rangers fans have reacted with anger to the story breaking overnight involving Celtic’s Boli Bolingoli in which it is alleged that the left-back flew to Spain before returning and playing in his sides 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock, failing to quarantine in the process.
Celtic have launched an investigation after Boli Bolingoli travelled to Spain before playing against Kilmarnock, breaking UK and Scottish government quarantine rules.
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) August 11, 2020
The Scottish Government has already intervened following the fiasco that saw eight Aberdeen players disciplined by their club with two testing positive for coronavirus after going out in the city where there has been a reintroduction of lockdown measures, leading to their fixture against St Johnstone being postponed.
Should Celtic face a points deduction or match forfeit?
On this occasion, rather than Celtic – who are conducting yet another internal investigation – being punished and/or the player, there is a very real threat from Hollyrood that the game could be paused.
Rangers fans took to Twitter angry at the response to the incident and highlighted how the club from Parkhead have benefitted from such decisions in the past.
Got to be a forfeit of the match and Kilmarnock awarded 3 0 win… It works both ways. pic.twitter.com/575keRCeAd
— Chriswalker89 (@Chriswalker893) August 11, 2020
100% this should happen pic.twitter.com/lmUvRZipu7
— G_B (@Gbrown_85) August 11, 2020
Unbelievable. They must receive a points deduction surely? @spfl need to send s clear signal. Sporting integrity – fielding ineligible players…
— Aston Westmore (@queue_max) August 11, 2020
Looks like we’re going to get punished due to the acts of another 2 teams. Shocking 🙃
— megan (@megan_1872) August 11, 2020
When the news came out about the Aberdeen players they were all widely condemned n critised (rightly so) and talks of fines, point deductions etc
What that Celtic player did is 100x worse, yet it’s guaranteed they will get off lightly here #SportingIntegrity
— Kevin Geddes (@Geddes1989) August 11, 2020
And one fan knows only too well how the disciplinary procedure in Scotland works in a weekend where Odsonne Edouard has escaped punishment for felling a Kilmarnock player after pushing him in the face…
Bolingoli going abroad and breaking covid rules? Red card Morelos
— Shaun Dunsmore (@Shaun_Dunsmore) August 10, 2020