Leading Celtic star Moi Elyounoussi has appeared to contradict the Covid-19 comments from Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell which infuriated Rangers fans.

Under-fire Lawwell claimed in a PR exercise-come-apology over the now infamous Celtic Dubai trip that the Parkhead club had been more affected by Covid-19 than any other club.

That’s despite the likes of Partick Thistle being unfairly relegated and then priced out of a substantial loan from the Scottish Government’s footballing bail-out package.

The entitled comments drew the ire of fans from across football, not least from Old Firm rivals Rangers who believe this was some kind of excuse for their awful form this season.


But now £16m-Southampton man and Celtic forward Elyounoussi appeared to contradict those comments by claiming Covid-19 can no longer be used as a justification for their woeful form.

“Look, it hasn’t been a normal season with the pandemic and everything going around,” said Elyounoussi [BT].

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“There have been things outside football, like our self-isolation. But everyone is in the same situation. So that’s no excuse. We have to be honest here, we cannot look for excuses any more.

“Everyone needs to pick themselves up, dig in deeper and work hard. There is always the next game. We have to keep looking forward and approach every game with positivity.”

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Celtic attacker Moi Elyounoussi has been part of a squad in dismal form and is one of the first Celtic voices to actually take responsibility for it. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This once again highlights the lack of unity or clarity from the messages coming out of Celtic but for once at least one of Rangers’ rivals is taking responsibility for their collapse this season.

Here’s how Rangers fans originally reacted to Peter Lawwell’s comments as the club continue to dig themselves a hole over a capitulating season and the trip to Dubai.

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