Scottish football games postponed after Celtic player's secret Spain trip

ITV News Correspondent Raman Bhardwaj reports

Scottish football fixtures have been postponed after a Celtic player made a secret trip to Spain

Three upcoming games involving Celtic and Aberdeen were postponed at the request of the country’s government following breaches of coronavirus rules by players from both clubs.

The Scottish government had added Spain to the list of countries requiring returning travellers to self-isolate for 14 days.

One Celtic player, Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo, went to Spain after a match on August 2 and featured against Kilmarnock on Sunday.

Celtic have “unreservedly” condemned Bolingoli and apologised for his actions.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon was raging with Bolingoli and admitted that it might be “very difficult” for the defender, who went to Spain after the home win against Hamilton, to be welcomed back into the fold at Parkhead.

Lennon said: “I am livid; (it was a) total betrayal of trust.

“He took a flight to Spain on the Monday and flew back on Tuesday – one day in Spain, no logic to that – and decided to keep it to himself.

“Trained all week in this bubble and was part of the squad for Sunday and put everybody at risk, the Kilmarnock players and staff as well.

“We were livid and appalled. We have been bitterly, sorely let down by the selfish actions of one individual.

“The actions of the individual is baffling. (He has) totally let the club down. The players are angry, disappointed and frustrated.”

Aberdeen's match against Hamilton Academical has also been postponed after eight players visited a bar, despite a spike in the area, with two later testing positive for coronavirus.

The clubs match against Celtic on Saturday has also been postoponed.