Celtic have escalated their dispute with Sky Sports by “withdrawing co-operation” with the media giants as the fall-out from the ill-fated Alfredo Morelos interview continues.
— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) February 11, 2020
In a report by The Daily Record, it is claimed that the Parkhead club will refuse Sky Sports reporters access for press conferences and won’t release the players and staff for interviews, with the champions facing Aberdeen – live on Sky on Sunday – things could get awkward pretty quickly.
Sky have apologised to Celtic for the fiasco and apologised to both the club and their supporters for, specifically, claiming via subtitles, that Morelos said he was racially abused during the last Glasgow derby in December when he never mentioned the fixture.
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The Hoops’ hierarchy continues to press for clarity and for more answers, particularly surrounding who was responsible for the translation and with news of the “ban” reaching social media, Celtic fans took to Twitter to hail the decisive action taken by the board.
They just need to do the same to the record and the sun and it will be happy days
— kate dunbar (@katedunbar61) February 11, 2020
Yeah I know it was just a matter of time tbh shame we can’t drop them completely they just get everything wrong etc 🤦🏼♀️
— Kelly McGeachy (@kellybaby3) February 11, 2020
Good. Hope Celtic just keep to their contractual obligations and no more
— City Slicker (@CitySlicker1967) February 11, 2020
Sky Sports have a history of inaccurate reporting of stories concerning Celtic (last week they reported Lennon agreed Griff should have been sent off for stamping, when he said nothing of the sort). Inaccurate to the point you wonder who’s in charge of Scottish editorial content.
— Ian_Mac_ (@IGMgardening) February 11, 2020
— Steven Nolan (@bhoynolan88) February 11, 2020
Good as they are shown to be liars and part of this farce in SMSM , well done celtic
— Pmullen67 (@PMullen67) February 11, 2020
This saga is set to run and run with no obvious end in sight, both sides of the Glasgow divide are currently in conflict with elements of the Scottish media which – when the English Premier League is already won – is a missed opportunity to put Scottish football on the map for all the right reasons.