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‘BETRAYAL OF TRUST’: LIVID LENNY RAGES AT BOLI

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BOLI BOLINGOLI looks to be n his travels again as he heads for the Celtic exit.

The Belgian left-back’s Hoops career looks over after livid Neil Lennon admitted he would find it “very difficult” to see him welcomed back by the shell-shocked champions.

The Scottish Government stepped in to threaten to cancel Celtic and Aberdeen games, as CQN reported, and a later announcement relayed the shock news that the champions’ match against St Mirren in Paisley tomorrow night and Saturday’s home game against the Dons are both OFF!

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted the Hoops and the Pittodrie outfit ‘should not play in the coming week’.

Bolingoli created a sensation following a secret trip to Spain and failing to self-isolate upon his return before featuring as a late substitute in the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Sunday.

And a furious Lennon slammed the 25-year-old over his actions at today’s media’s conference.

He said: “We gave players a couple of days off after Hamilton. It had been a heavy week that week.

“And we made it clear to players they weren’t to leave Glasgow.

“Unbeknown to us until yesterday, Bolingoli took a flight to Spain on Monday and then flew back in on the Tuesday. One day in Spain, no logic in that.

“And then decided to keep it to himself, didn’t tell anybody, trained all week, put everybody at risk in this bubble that we’ve created here.

“And then was part of the squad, played on Sunday, put everybody at risk – Kilmarnock players and staff.

“The story broke yesterday and then he came clean. We were absolutely livid, appalled.

“The club have been at the forefront of maintaining good practice, protocols all in place trying to get the game up and running.

“And we’ve been bitterly and sorely let down by the selfish actions of one individual.”

Asked if Bolingoli had a reason for his quickfire trip that has created mayhem,

Lennon replied: “He didn’t have one and, to be honest with you, I didn’t really want to hear it.

“Because we made it on no uncertain terms that no-one could travel. Certainly not leave the country, anyway.

“And he’s blatantly disregarded my instructions, my medical team’s instructions, the club’s instructions and put everything in jeopardy.

“It will be very difficult to imagine him being welcomed back into the dressing room in the future

“This is a rogue who has gone off tangent and has done something very very selfish. We have been completely oblivious to this.

“I’m absolutely livid it’s a total betrayal of our trust.”

 
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