Another day, another Covid scare for one of Celtic’s international stars.

It has been reported overnight from a source in Israel, Celtic defender Hatem Elhamed has started to feel unwell while away with the international team and will receive a test today to see if he has contracted COVID-19.

This comes days after his compatriot and fellow Celtic team-mate Nir Bitton tested positive for the virus after the Scotland game.

If Hatem is found positive he’ll become the third Celtic positive test and fourth overall player affected by COVID-19 with Ryan Christie forced to isolate.

It’s easy forget to the human side of things when thinking in a football context, but if the player is unwell, we wish him a speedy recovery. No football game is more important than any players health.

With more international games set for midweek, Celtic will not know how many players will be available come Saturday’s Glasgow Derby.


  1. I think with all the virus call offs then the Celtic team is going pick its self this will catch every team out in Scotland this season as the numbers of virus rise then more chance of spreading it among groups people look it is what it is there is a long road ahead and other teams will have there own ups and downs..

    This season may even end before the turn of the year…
    let us do what we need to do, and do the job right look who ever plays give there all..


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