Let’s be clear on the rules, football has been granted special status and operate within different Covid guidelines to the rest of us. This is why players could travel to and from the UK for international duty this month without having to isolate. Players were permitted into Scotland this week who in the last two weeks have been to countries where they would normally have to isolate on landing here.
Nicola Sturgeon made a personal intervention into Celtic’s season when Boli Bolingoli broke isolation rules. Celtic were not allowed to play for two weeks after this event. I was so angry at Bolingoli I did not complain. Rules were changed on the hoof to punish Celtic but there was culpability, so fair enough.
Ryan Christie is healthy. He has been told to isolate at the whim of the same First Minister. Kieran Tierney, who is also healthy, is also subject to political whim. But not by a government that has kettled Arsenal fans in the manner this government kettled Celtic fans.
I grew out of political fantasies years ago. Politicians are not your friend, they are not even good friends to those they share a rosette with. My colours are green and white only, and we will win tomorrow despite the whim of the First Minister.