Jeremie Frimpong: Celtic boss Neil Lennon has say on 'trip' story

Jeremie Frimpong has no case to answer according to Celtic manager Neil Lennon over revelations in one newspaper that a woman had come over from America to stay in the defender’s flat.

Jeremie Frimpong  with Albian Ajeti (left) during Celtic training at Lennoxtown on Wednesday (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)
Jeremie Frimpong with Albian Ajeti (left) during Celtic training at Lennoxtown on Wednesday (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

The Scottish Sun related details of Tyjah Bowens’ trip to Scotland to hook up with the teenager that she had shared on Instagram, the 22-year-old having not appeared to self isolate on arriving in the country. However, Lennon was dismissive of the suggestion that Frimpong could have breached Covid-19 regulations.

“It’s a non-story. Jerry didn’t break any rules. I have to question the timing of the story because we were aware of it a few weeks ago,” said Lennon, a possible reference to the story appearing only days after it emerged that Rangers duo Jordan Jones and George Edmundson were fined and told to self isolate for 14 days by police after they broke up a house party in a flat in Glasgow in the earlier hours of Monday morning.

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"Since then he has had about half a dozen tests where he has been negative. Why the story has come out today is beyond me. We talk to the players on a weekly basis about what they can’t do. It’s not easy for them, especially ones who are living on their own. There is pressure enough playing football. Having to be restricted in your movements can be difficult for them. But it’s just something that we have to adhere to until things start to get better. At the minute, if you look at the UK, things are getting worse with the virus. So we have to be really on point with it.”

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