Rangers fans react to news that Celtic won't face SFA action for Dubai trip
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Rangers fans react to news that Celtic won't face SFA action for Dubai trip

Celtic won’t face an SFA probe over their trip to Dubai because the mid-pandemic training camp was “approved by all relevant footballing authorities” and the Scottish Government.

That’s according to the likes of Sky Sports, who are reporting that the Parkhead club won’t face any repercussions after the team jetted off to the Middle East following the defeat to Rangers.

Celtic and manager Neil Lennon will not be subject to any SFA action for jetting off to Dubai after the Rangers game. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Whilst the camp was arranged weeks ago – much to the ire of Hibs who had a fixture with Celtic moved without being properly consulted – photos brought into question the nature of the trip.

Celtic players were photographed breaching Covid-19 protocols by sharing drinks alongside each other in Dubai, bringing into question the motives behind the move.

The incident caught the attention of the Scottish Government with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon asking questions about the motivations behind the camp.

Clubs are allowed to travel abroad mid-pandemic, but this is to facilitate international and European competition with Celtic’s actions bringing this into disrepute.

Neil Lennon would leap to the defence of the camp – despite claiming it was for “R&R” in the immediate aftermath of the Old Firm defeat – with Rangers fans criticising the comments.

The Ibrox support took to Twitter once more to criticise the decision not to investigate Celtic after they were snapped breaching protocols in Dubai:

https://twitter.com/glasgowsportsfa/status/1346758319713746945

https://twitter.com/ElBuffalow/status/1346767115731271680

https://twitter.com/G0F0RJ0E/status/1346751368170762241

Whilst Celtic continue their camp in Dubai Rangers are plotting for the trip to Aberdeen where they could go 22 points clear with a victory against the Dons.

But do Celtic deserve punishment for risking the shutdown of Scottish football to go abroad with their team because they’re struggling to cope with the pressure of the title rae?