Celtic have attracted severe criticism over their trip to the UAE and supporters have spotted another club heading in the same direction
There’s a lot about this season that Celtic fans might wish to change, and high up on the list would almost certainly be their recent trip to Dubai.
Unlike every other team in the country, the Scottish champions pressed ahead with their planned warm weather training camp in the UAE despite the world being in the grip of a pandemic.
That decision has caused all manner of problems for the club, with chief executive Peter Lawwell conceding on Wednesday that the trip was a mistake and apologising to supporters.
Another European club are on their way to Dubai, however, and Celtic fans who’ve spent the last 12 days berating their own club have issued a warning.
On Thursday morning, Spartak Moscow posted images of players leaving snowy Moscow and boarding a flight, with the caption: “We’re off to Dubai.”
Jordan Larsson, son of Celtic legend Henrik, is among the 29-man squad heading out to the training camp.
Larsson has scored 16 goals in 43 games since joining from IFK Norkopping in 2019, and been capped five times by the Swedish national side.
Fans of Henrik’s former club had a few words of advice for the side currently sitting third in the Russian Premier League.
Spartak responded by tweeting footage from the airport with the caption: “We’re in Dubai. Any tips, @CelticFC?”
Speaking on Celtic TV about the Dubai trip, Lawwell said: “It’s been an extremely difficult few days, and on reflection, looking back and looking with hindsight and looking at the outcome of the trip, clearly it was a mistake, and for that I profoundly apologise to our supporters.
He added: “This horrific pandemic has affected the whole of society. People here in Scotland, our supporters, our football and our club. Probably our club more than any.”
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