Celtic player Boli Bolingoli handed five game ban by SFA

Belgian left-back Bolingoli has been banned over his trip to Spain during lockdown.

Celtic player Boli Bolingoli has been banned for five games after breaking lockdown rules.

The Belgian defender travelled to Spain and failed to quarantine on his return before playing against Kilmarnock.

The incident, along with eight Aberdeen players also breaking lockdown rules, led to the following Celtic games being suspended.

Bolingoli’s ban will be immediate with him missing the next three games and the other two suspended until next year.

An independent panel held hearings before ruling that the player had broken the rules.

The Aberdeen players were also handed down a suspended three match ban.

All nine players were charged by the governing body with breaking two rules.

The ruling was made on Friday.

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