BLUNDER Bhoy Boli Bolingoli has been hammered by a five-game ban following his secret trip to high-risk Spain and his flouting of government quarantine rules after his return.
Two of the matches have been suspended pending any potential future breaches, according to a report in the Daily Record.
The Belgian left-back’s Hoops career is almost certainly over after his unauthorised break at the beginning of this month with the club and boss Neil Lennon, who shelled out £3million to buy him from Vienna Rapid the previous summer, totally unaware of his bizarre actions.
The 25-year-old defender then risked exposing his team-mates and coaching staff to coronavirus following his return to training at Lennoxtown. To compound matters, the erring player came on as a late substitute in the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.
As a consequence of his selfish and inexplicable actions, the champions had Premiership fixtures against St Mirren and Aberdeen cancelled by Holyrood chiefs.
The SFA took a dim view of his actions, hitting Bolingoli with two charges under disciplinary rules 24 and 71 – failing to follow rules and bringing the game into disrepute.
Bolingoli has now been hit with a heavy ban, having already been removed from the squad after placing the next three years of his Parkhead contract in jeopardy.
The club and the player have until October 5 to arrange a loan or permanent move in an effort to resolve the immediate situation.