Neil Lennon has verified one more Celtic player has examined constructive for Covid-19 as he angrily hit again at criticism of the club’s controversial vacation to Dubai.
The Celtic boss missed the 1-1 draw against Hibernian and the goalless attract with Livingston at Parkhead as he was self-isolating following the mid-year training camp.
Lennon, assistant John Kennedy and 13 gamers had to isolate after Christopher Jullien examined positive for coronavirus and main government Peter Lawwell admitted the journey was “a miscalculation” and apologised to Hoops enthusiasts.
Celtic are now 21 details at the rear of leaders Rangers, but they do have a few game titles in hand, with 14 of the self-isolating 15 established to return for Wednesday’s excursion to Livingston, are living on Sky Sports activities.
“An additional participant has been deemed constructive, it is someone who is self-isolating,” Lennon reported. “Absolutely everyone is detrimental bar two players [the injured Christopher Jullien and the new unnamed case].
“I assume which is outstanding. It totally blows out the water the way the excursion has been portrayed in particular quarters of the media, by specific pundits and by certain governing administration officials as effectively.
“We failed to abuse any ‘privilege’, we did the ideal items, we were being totally experienced.
“We experienced a tiny drink in the afternoon on the day off, completely authorized, no regulation-breaking.
“But we arrive back to this barrage of absolute hypocrisy.”
‘It was not a stag do’ – Lennon hits out at Government and media
Lennon unveiled it was his determination to vacation to Dubai and defended the purpose of the teaching camp, indicating: “It was not a stag do, it was not an ’18-30′ even even though it has been portrayed like that.
“The lads had one particular working day off, they obtained into Dubai at seven in the morning and they are entitled to a bit of down time.
“It truly is not as if they ended up executing a conga in the dressing room, dancing to Baccara or travelling up and down by teach London to Glasgow with Covid. So I feel we’ve been harshly handled.”
I want to apologise to our supporters for the fallout. It shouldn’t have been Peter that had to do it, it really should have been me. It was my decision.
But he claimed Lawwell’s public apology should really have occur from him alternatively.
“I want to apologise to our supporters for the fallout,” he claimed. “It should not have been Peter that experienced to do it, it need to have been me.
“It was my selection along with the backroom team, the healthcare staff, sport researchers to go with the greatest intentions for the gain of the group heading forward in the 2nd fifty percent of the year.
“I am apologising since however we experienced one participant select it up. Once again we are going to have to look at that and see what transpired. My apologies to the admirers due to the fact 13 gamers and 3 team experienced to isolate for 10 days, which was ludicrous.
“I’m not apologising for something else. I’m not apologising for heading out there teaching for a 7 days.
“We flew out there on the Saturday, the region went into entire lockdown on the Monday. You are unable to convey to me the govt did not know we have been likely to go into full lockdown ahead of we flew out on the Saturday.”