THE Scottish FA will take no action against Celtic for the club's mid-season training camp in Dubai and investigations into the alleged Covid breach of five Rangers players last month by the game's governing body are still ongoing, says chief executive Ian Maxwell.

The Parkhead club faced an angry backlash from supporters, the public and Holyrood for going ahead with their annual trip to the UAE in January despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Maxwell, however, says that the club will face no punishment from the SFA for the incident - adding that there was "nothing to see" about the circumstances of their visit to the warm weather camp.

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The SFA chief pointed out that the Scottish Governent granted Celtic an exemption from the travel ban in order to fly out to the Gulf state, so "there was nothing for us to get involved with in that".

While Maxwell wouldn't be drawn on the details of an ongoing investigation, the 45-year-old revealed that the SFA are still probing the allegations that five Rangers players - Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey, Bongani Zungu, Dapo Mebude and Brian Kinnear - broke health protocols by attending a house party in Glasgow last month.

"We said at the time that the decision to go to Dubai was approved by the Government under the exemption and there was nothing for us to get involved with in that," Maxwell said of Celtic's training camp.

"Clubs have worked incredibly hard. They’ve done a huge amount to make sure they are compliant with the protocols.

"From a compliance perspective, there is nothing to see in terms of Celtic in Dubai and anything else that crops up, we will then deal with."

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“I’m not going to go into specifics while the compliance process is going on,” he added to Sky Sports when asked about the 'Rangers Five'.

"Players have made mistakes, the same as people have made mistakes across all sectors from the highest down to the lowest level. People are people and things will go wrong at times.

"Clubs and the vast majority of Scottish football should be commended.

"People make mistakes - they are not making those mistakes because they are footballers.

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"Across every walk of life there are people making mistakes because of Covid and I think we need to separate that from being a Scottish football problem."