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‘Whole thing is a farce’ ‘rules are absolutely stinkin and moved to suit’ ‘totally different standard’ Celtic fans react to Gilmour decision

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Among the many incidents to impact on Celtic’s disastrous season was the fall-out from the January trip to Dubai.

The training trip was certainly inadvisable but it was perfectly legal, sanctioned through the by the Scottish Government.

When the team returned home Chris Jullien’s positive test resulted in 13 players plus and having to self-isolate.

After watching two matches from home Neil Lennon held an explosive media conference during which he accused the authorities of moving the goalposts.

During Monday Celtic fans saw a similar incident develop but with a very different outcome.

Soon after 10am it was announced that had tested positive and had to self-isolate at a hotel in Darlington. It seemed only a matter of time before other players were named as close contacts and made to self-isolate, on the day before the critical match against Croatia.

Since Friday Gilmour had shared a changing room at Wembley, celebrated with team-mates afterwards, flown back to Teeside and into the Darlington hotel, dined with team-mates, played golf and trained with them. Robertson shared then deleted a video showing him playing Table Tennis with Gilmour and John McGinn.

Incredibly none of the Scotland squad were close contacts, even more incredibly Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell of England WERE close contacts!

After Gilmour’s test results the Scotland squad took coaches to Teeside Airport, flew to Glasgow and checked into their third hotel in four days.

How they have all managed to avoid being a close contact is something that has more than puzzled Celtic supporters reviewing the events of January and Dubai.

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