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Scottish Government demand answers over Celtic’s Dubai trip

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The Scottish Government have requested the SFA to investigate Celtic’s training trip to Dubai.

Over a month ago Celtic made plans for the week long visit with their January 9 fixture against Hibs put back two days by the SPFL.

All clubs are in close contact with football’s Joint Response Group who in turn are working alongside the Scottish Government to ensure that the season continues.

Earlier in the season two Celtic matches were postponed because Boli Bolingoli took a trip to Spain with the spotlight now on the SFA following instructions from Hollyrood.

Reacting to today’s developments, a Sottish Government spokesperson told The Sun:

Following the First Minister’s latest update to parliament, we would ask people not to travel internationally, across the UK or beyond their local authority unless absolutely essential.

We would expect the SFA to look into Celtic’s trip further. While there are travel exemptions in place for elite sports which are designed to facilitate international and European competition, if we feel they are being abused, we won’t hesitate to remove this privilege.

Other than the build up to the Sottish up Final this week is the first since early November that Celtic haven’t had a midweek math although they do have three fixtures to re-arrange.

No other SPFL clubs have left Scotland with most using the week for a quick breather before resuming a heavy programme of fixtures.

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