Date: 12th January 2021 at 1:20pm
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Paul John Dykes has been speaking on the latest edition of the A Celtic State of Mind podcast about all things relating to Celtic after the Bhoys drew 1-1 with Hibernian.

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However, the whole time was not spent on the match, and Dykes spent a lot of time on Celtic’s recent trip to Dubai.

This has led to Christopher Jullien contracting the current pandemic, and that then led to 13 other players, Neil Lennon and John Kennedy also having to isolate.

This meant that the Bhoys were heavily depleted for the game against Hibs but what Dykes was more annoyed about was why Jullien went to Dubai, considering he is currently injured.

He said: “Where’s the duty of care when you’re taking Jullien away when he doesn’t have to be there?

“The point was made earlier by Chris Sutton as well; you don’t have to take Jullien on that trip.

“He’s injured for three to four months. Where’s the duty of care if that affects his career, if that affects his health in such a way that he has some kind of long-term effects?

“We’ve put him at risk. It’s a disgrace; it’s an absolute disgrace from top to bottom.”

Should Jullien have gone to Dubai?

No, what a stupid idea

No, what a stupid idea

Yes, it was worth the risk

Yes, it was worth the risk

TIF Thoughts on Jullien going to Dubai…

It does seem odd that even though the Frenchman was injured, he was taken to Dubai with the rest of the squad and has now tested positive for the current pandemic.

The Scottish government have heavily criticised the trip to Dubai, and now it looks even more stupid that one of Celtic’s players has contracted the virus.

We can certainly see why Dykes is annoyed at Celtic’s decision to take the £5.4m-rated 27-year-old to Dubai, and we just have to hope that he recovers from the virus and his injury soon.