Charlie Nicholas and Stuart Pearce disagree over Celtic's proposed game in the United States

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Celtic could play a league game against Dundee in the United States.

Former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas has told Sky Sports that he thinks the club's proposed game against Dundee in America is 'mad and crazy', but Stuart Pearce disagrees.

The Bhoys could face Dundee over in the United States, with the latter proposing a league game being moved over to America in a bid to further expose Scottish football, as reported by BBC Sport.

The idea is somewhat similar to how the National Football League export regular season games to Wembley Stadium and Twickenham, with fans in Britain being given a rare chance to see American Football on a grand stage.

That strategy has worked in recent years, and the success of the International Series means that the NFL are sending more and more teams to London for games, so it's no surprise that Dundee's American owners are exploring the possibility of following suit by taking their club to America.

However, not everybody is quite so enamoured with the idea. Former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas told Sky Sports that he thinks the idea is crazy, suggesting that Scottish football should focus on promoting the league at home rather than having to take it away from supporters who attend games every week.

"I think it's mad, I think it's crazy," said Nicholas. "If you're trying to sell Scottish football, then start at home. Start thinking about the freshening up ideas that we can do to be more creative. Aberdeen are debt free, Dundee United are debt free, Hearts are debt free - there's a lot of clubs who are actually putting themselves in a nice financial package."

"Why do you then have to take it away from the people who go every game to watch Dundee, the Celtic fans who follow away from home? I really don't understand that," he added.

After Nicholas gave his views, former England international and ex-Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce admitted that he disagreed with Nicholas, citing the NFL's success in London as a reason why Celtic and Dundee could succeed across the pond.

"I think it works fantastically well with the American Football, that's come to Wembley over the last few years, and absolutely sold out brilliantly. I'll probably go against Charlie on this one and say I don't think it would be such a bad idea. You take games from Celtic to Boston? I'm sure they'd go crazy for it."

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