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Celtic: Frank McAvennie fears that more could come from Dubai fiasco

Celtic: Frank McAvennie fears that more could come from Dubai fiasco -Celtic News

Former Celtic icon Frank McAvennie has claimed that there could be more to emerge from the club’s controversial trip to Dubai.

Dubai to re-emerge?

The Bhoys have entangled themselves into being the talk of Glasgow – but for all the wrong reasons. After their 1-0 defeat to Rangers earlier in the month, Neil Lennon’s side shipped themselves off to Dubai despite the country being in full lockdown.

This led to criticism from Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, to which Celtic initially defended their actions before chief executive Peter Lawwell apologised for the club’s actions.

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Despite this, Lennon appeared to undermine the hierarchy by attacking the media and insisting that his squad had done nothing wrong.

Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie believes that this won’t be the end of the story and explained what he’s been told about Celtic’s next potential move.

“From what I hear, there is a lot more to come out about Dubai, something is not right,” he said. “I get Neil when he said that they did nothing wrong, but morally it was totally wrong.

“Social media is a huge part of the world now. For nobody at Celtic to be on social media, not even the PR guy who I know, it is wrong. The PR guy is not on social media, so how does he get the mood of the club? It is just wrong.

“There is the official account but that will be young boys doing that. All this kicked off about Dubai and the official account tweeted out ‘Happy Birthday’ to some non-entity from years ago.

“They have not grasped the mood of the club. Whether you like social media or not, it is the future.”

Transfer Tavern Verdict

While McAvennie may have a point here, the club’s media is controlled by the board, just like Peter Lawwell’s apology video was – when something more genuine could have been generated from an external broadcaster conducting the interview.

That said, none of this is going to make Hoops supporters feel any better about the bizarre predicament their club find themselves in, and they can only hope McAvennie’s claim does not ring true.

In other news, Neil Lennon’s fate at Celtic could be decided as managerial review timescale revealed.


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