Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Celtic, Aberdeen matches off for COVID breaches

Written by 
Published in Soccer
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 08:07

Celtic and Aberdeen's next two Scottish Premiership matches have been postponed after their players broke quarantine rules, the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) said on Tuesday.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded the cancellation after Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli played in a 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock on Sunday without quarantining after returning from Spain -- where he had travelled without informing the club.

- Stream FC Daily on ESPN+

Bolingoli's breach of rules comes just days after Aberdeen's trip to St Johnstone was called off due to two of their players testing positive for COVID-19, with six others self-isolating.

"These matches have been postponed in light of ongoing restrictions in Aberdeen and today's news of a breach of government public health guidance and football protocols involving the Celtic FC player, Boli Bolingoli," the SPFL said in a statement.

"During further discussions today with the Minister and government advisers, the Joint Response Group has offered to work on a range of measures - which will involve the whole of professional football in Scotland - to underpin a commitment to raising public health awareness and reaffirm the collective responsibility of the national game."

Celtic were scheduled to visit St Mirren on Wednesday, while Aberdeen were due to face Hamilton. Celtic were also scheduled to host Aberdeen on Saturday.

Sturgeon said the incident involving was Bolingoli a "flagrant breach" of the guidelines.

"What I regret is some football players seem incapable of living up to their responsibilities," she said.

"At a minimum, you should not be expecting to see Aberdeen or Celtic play over the course of the coming week and we'll set out conclusions beyond that.

"Consider today the yellow card; the next time, it will be the red card."

Bolingoli has apologised for his actions but Scottish champions Celtics have promised an investigation after condemning the "stupidity" of the player's actions.

"It's difficult to imagine a more irresponsible action in current circumstances and we find it beyond explanation," the club said in a statement.

"Celtic are in touch with every SPFL club today, and with all relevant authorities, to apologise for the fact that one of our employees has created so much additional difficulty through his actions."

They said their entire playing and backroom staff had been tested twice for the novel coronavirus since the incident and all, including Bolingoli, had tested negative.

"While this comes as a relief to all concerned, it in no way diminishes the seriousness or stupidity of the player's actions," Celtic said.

Read 22 times

Leave a comment

Soccer

'Deadpool' star Reynolds seeks to buy club in Wales

'Deadpool' star Reynolds seeks to buy club in Wales

Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds has been revealed as a potential investor in Wrexham AFC, the Welsh te...

Arsenal beat Leicester to advance in Carabao Cup

Arsenal beat Leicester to advance in Carabao Cup

Arsenal advanced to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after securing a 2-0 win over Leicester City...

Havertz hat trick fuels Chelsea's rout of Barnsley

Havertz hat trick fuels Chelsea's rout of Barnsley

A Kai Havertz hat trick helped Chelsea cruise into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a comfor...

Basketball

New Kings GM commits to Luke Walton as coach

New Kings GM commits to Luke Walton as coach

New Sacramento Kings general manager Monte McNair said he is looking forward to working with coach L...

Knicks get first look at new coach Thibodeau

Knicks get first look at new coach Thibodeau

It didn't take the New York Knicks long to learn what life under Tom Thibodeau will be like.The team...

Baseball

Padres' Clevinger exits after 1 inning  vs. Angels

Padres' Clevinger exits after 1 inning vs. Angels

SAN DIEGO -- Right-hander Mike Clevinger of the playoff-bound San Diego Padres lasted only one innin...

MLB tabs independent Atlantic as 'partner league'

MLB tabs independent Atlantic as 'partner league'

Major League Baseball is making the independent Atlantic League its first "partner league," a distin...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

Sponsored Links

I DIG® Newspapers
www.idignewspapers.com
I Dig® Newspapers, stay up to date with the latest news from around the world.
I DIG® Casino
www.idigcasinos.com
I Dig® Casino, explore our online casino games, play a wide range of free slots and casino games at our online casino today.
I DIG® Radio
www.idigradio.com
I Dig® Radio HD is the only place in the internet where you can find free, super high bit rate internet radio stations from around the world. On I Dig® Radio HD you can find free radio stations streaming at 256kbps.

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated