This after the team picked up four red cards in four successive Absa Premiership encounters.
Captain Wandisile Letlabika was the latest culprit against AmaZulu last weekend.
His sending off followed those of defender Alfred Ndengane (against Mamelodi Sundowns on September 14) and striker Gabadinho Mhango (against SuperSport United on September 27), as well as coach Ernst Middendorp (against Platinum Stars on August 31).
Celtic lost all the three matches in which their players were sent off. They drew the Stars game.
The club’s chief executive, Khumbulani Konco, said a meeting with the players had clarified the situation and sabotage had been ruled out.
“Any incident is viewed seriously, but in all the incidents we are satisfied they were justifiable. These things do happen in football and I think we were just unlucky,” said Konco.
An insider at the club told City Press: “The chairman has been generous to the players and it was hard to EARLY SHOWER Wandisile Letlabika fathom what was happening.
“Players get a R10 000 win bonus and half of that for a draw. It is unthinkable that players would not want to have that kind of money.”
Last week, the coach was hauled over the coals after a spate of poor results and was given three games to turn things around or face the sack. He was also told to work on his temper when he’s on the bench.
On paper, the under-fire Middendorp has every chance of pulling off victories as his team will face a struggling Polokwane City and University of Pretoria before taking on Bidvest Wits.
But his team has been so indifferent, victories in these matches are not guaranteed.