CHRIS SUTTON can often draw some criticism for his statements on social media or in punditry. However, the comments that he made in the wake of the Bolingoli scandal is spot on. The 25-year-old left back failed to disclose that he travelled to Spain before the match against Kilmarnock – a country that requires a fourteen day quarantine on return.
Taking to Twitter, the former Celtic striker said that there was no way back for Bolingoli with the Scottish Champions as the manager looks set to axe the ex-Rapid Vienna man.
There should be no way back for Bolingoli at Celtic now. If he knowingly went to Spain before the Kilmarnock game and broke quarantine rules he showed he really doesn’t give a sh## about his teammates, the manager and the support… Celtic should get rid immediately
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) August 10, 2020
The club have launched an internal investigation but with the player having apologised there doesn’t seem to be a way back for the left back. This blatant ignorance for the return to football rules has put the return to football protocols which were put in place to allow the safe return of the national game.
The Scottish Government are awaiting the outcome of Celtic’s own investigation but hopefully the Zoom call by Prof Leitch will have reminded all clubs of their responsibilities, meaning football won’t be halted.
It is likely that Sutton’s call for Bolingoli’s Celtic exit will be met with that very fate from Neil Lennon. The Irishman must be unforgiving in the wake of this scandal and should look to recapture the firebrand temper that he tamed during his first spell.