Celtic’s decision to travel to Dubai in the middle of a pandemic has not sat well with some supporters

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Celtic’s decision to travel to Dubai for a mini-break has drawn criticism from a number of the club’s supporters.

With Scotland severely impacted by the new coronavirus strain there have been concerns about the squad and backroom staff flying out on a non-essential journey.

There is also disgruntlement with the optics of Celtic enjoying a break in the sun immediately after falling 19 points behind their rivals in the title race, particularly with there not being an official winter shutdown in place.

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The club flew out to the UAE shortly after suffering a 1-0 defeat against Rangers at Ibrox, with the home side’s winner coming courtesy of a Callum McGregor own goal.

With several Scottish clubs and players having faced punishment over breaches of Covid protocol, some fans believe the trip is inappropriate.

Celtic could be 22 points behind by the time they’re next in action, with Rangers taking on Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday before Neil Lennon’s men resume their campaign by playing host to Hibs on Monday night.

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