FORMER Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner believes that Peter Lawwell should offer an apology to Celtic fans over the club’s trip to Dubai.

Celtic’s trip to the Middle East last week for a training camp has prompted anger from supporters and criticism from politicians.

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It culminated in Christopher Jullien testing positive for Covid-19, and 16 Celtic players and staff self-isolating as a result after they were identified as close contacts.

A depleted squad dropped more points at home last night, conceding a late Kevin Nisbet goal to draw 1-1 with Hibs.

And Bonner believes the club need to admit that they were wrong to travel to Dubai in the midst of a pandemic.

Speaking on Go Radio, Bonner said: "I was shocked (that the trip happened). If I had the opportunity and somebody to talk to inside Celtic I would've phoned up and been really angry.

"As somebody who played for the club for a long time but also supports the club, to a point where obviously working in the media you have to see what's on the pitch from a neutral stance.

"I am also a shareholder at the club, albeit very small, but all of those people - the fans, shareholders - they have a right to hear from the club and from Peter Lawwell.

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"There's no harm in saying, at this point, he doesn't have to say from a protocol point of view they got it wrong, because they'll argue they did everything right.

"But from a perception point of view, for going out there in the current climate even though they had planned it in November.

"Things change and there's things changing on a daily and weekly basis.

"Anybody within the board, whoever's the spokesman from a leadership point of view, should be coming out and saying, 'Listen guys, we've got this wrong and we'll admit we didn't read it properly. We got it wrong from that perspective’.”