Pundit Stevie Mullen has recently been talking about the SPFL’s disciplinary proceedings against Celtic.
Mullen was a guest on the latest episode of ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast and the panel discussed many issues surrounding the Parkhead club. One thing that they focused on was the news that the SPFL has opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic after Boli Bolingoli broke quarantine rules by taking a secret trip to Spain.
While Bolingoli has been linked with a move to Amiens, Neil Lennon has already criticised the defender’s act of breaching the quarantine rules. It has been reported that while disciplinary proceedings have now been opened against Celtic, a hearing will take place on 28th August.
Mullen discussed this issue and he wasn’t happy about this. He described it as a “horrendous” decision from the SPFL, criticising SFA president Rod Petrie, but he believes that the Hoops will win the case anyway.
He said: “I think it’s a horrendous decision, especially by Rod Petrie, but as a Celtic supporter and a firm believer in Peter Lawwell, I say ‘bring it on’, because I don’t think there’ll be a hope in hell that the SFA will be able to do anything to us.
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“I think this will be taken on head-on and I think we would win every case. How can you be found guilty of something that’s not an offence?”
Due to what Bolingoli did, Celtic had some of their Premiership games postponed. Aberdeen have also had some of their games postponed as eight of their players visited a bar and two of those players even tested positive.
Lennon described Bolingoli’s act as a “total betrayal of trust” and he called it a “selfish” thing to do, as well. He also said that it will be “very difficult” for the defender to be accepted back to the club’s dressing room.
It is clear that the club is pretty unhappy with what Bolingoli has done and links with Amiens suggest that he may be heading out of Parkhead too. So it will be interesting to see if Celtic, as a club, face any action from the authorities for the misdeeds of a single player.