Boli Bolingoli: Celtic defender's saga takes another twist

Boli Bolingoli celebrates with Scott Brown

Scottish Football is in limbo and it’s not left Nicola Sturgeon too pleased.

Who can blame her? Footballers have neglected their responsibilities and the league is in danger as a consequence.

Whether you want to blame those at Aberdeen or focus on Boli Bolingoli, a certain group of people have been rather foolish.

Eight players from Derek McInnes’ squad broke protocol after their opening day defeat to Rangers by visiting a bar, for which two of their games have now been postponed.

However, that isn’t even the worst of it.

Celtic defender Bolingoli visited Spain last week and then failed to quarantine following his return. He then trained with the squad and even played against Kilmarnock last weekend.

Like Aberdeen, the Hoops’ next two outings were postponed by the Scottish government. 

Boli Bolingoli

Basic common sense went completely out the window, and as a result, Bolingoli’s future at the club is in doubt.

A move to Middlesbrough fell through last week and since then, he’s been linked with a loan switch to French side Amiens.

Unfortunately for the Belgian, that’s now been thrown into doubt too.

That’s because of a fresh twist that’s emerged in this unrelenting saga of Bolingoli’s.

The Glasgow Times reports that the defender could be facing a huge eight-game ban for bringing the game into disrepute. 

He has been cited by the Scottish FA for breaching COVID-19 protocols and could now receive sanctions. It’s completely deserved.


GIVEMESPORT’S Matt Dawson says…

This is the story that keeps on giving at the moment.

Bolingoli’s actions were baffling and as the days go by, it only seems as though his footballing career is getting worse.

A move to Boro last week would have been ideal and would have given him more experience of British football.

Neil Warnock was seemingly relieved that he couldn’t get a deal done and now Celtic are frantically searching for a new club for the left-back.

Neil Lennon versus Kilmarnock

Neil Lennon has publically condemned Bolingoli while Peter Lawwell also reportedly wants to see him depart Parkhead. 

He has been incredibly foolish and an eight-game ban would be quite the punishment.

It’s totally justified too. He put everyone’s lives in danger at Celtic but he also put the playing and coaching staff of Killie at risk too.

We’ve seen various stories of footballers breaking quarantine through these unprecedented times. You only need to look at Jack Grealish and Kyle Walker.

However, none are quite as bad as Bolingoli’s.

It would be a surprise if he ever kicks a ball in Scotland again.

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