Disgraced Celtic defender Bolignoli loaned to Istanbul BB after coronavirus breach

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After failing to tell the Scottish champions of a visit to Spain and breaking Covid-19 laws, the Belgian has gone to Turkey

Disgraced Celtic full-back Boli Bolingoli has left the Parkhead membership to affix Istanbul Basaksehir on mortgage throughout the season, the Scottish membership have introduced. 

The 25-year-old hit the headlines in August after he featured for Neil Lennon’s facet days after coming back from a secret journey to Spain. By the rules laid down by the Scottish Authorities in addition to the SPFL, he ought to have self-isolated for 2 weeks.

When particulars of his journey have been made public through the press, it prompted the anger of First Minister Nicolas Sturgeon, who warned soccer was on a “yellow card” because of the Belgian’s behaviour. It additionally obtained a scathing response from Celtic boss Neil Lennon.

“I believe it is without doubt one of the worst behaviours from a person I’ve come throughout,” Lennon mentioned. “Every thing has been tight and every thing has been strict and he had been warned beforehand about travelling and he blatantly disregarded my directions and the membership’s directions. It’s a full act of selfishness.

“It’s simply appalling behaviour and one the membership will cope with within the strongest attainable means internally.

“He put everybody related to the membership, the taking part in workers, the backroom workers, the gamers at Kilmarnock and their workers in jeopardy. By the grace of God, he’s had two unfavorable exams, however it’s not the purpose. It’s the shortage of accountable behaviour which is paramount.

“You can’t be any clearer than saying, ‘Don’t go away Glasgow. Keep round if you will the outlets or no matter’. Now we’ve to log in every thing we’ve executed when it comes to the place we’ve been.

“There are not any eating places, no socialising, no cafes, however this specific particular person has determined to leap on a aircraft and go to Spain for a day, which is baffling. Then he comes again and doesn’t inform anyone the place he has been.

“We will’t legislate for the behaviour of a person. We will’t legislate for monitoring them 24 hours a day. Typically it’s a must to take accountability for this. I’m not saying the membership are usually not taking accountability – we’re holding our fingers up. Nevertheless it’s reprehensible behaviour from one particular person.”

Bolingoli had featured simply as soon as for Celtic this season however performed 28 occasions through the 2019-20 marketing campaign, which was his first after arriving from Rapid Vienna.

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