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Apparently due to Bolingoli and The McInnes 8 the government are considering pausing the season

 

THE Scottish Government say they could put football back into cold storage as they attempt to get to the bottom of the Boli Bolingoli affair and what appears to be another 'serious' breach of coronavirus protocols.

We told you earlier tonight how the Celtic star was under investigation by raging club chiefs after sneaking off on holiday to Spain in defiance of strict Covid-19 quarantine rules. 

The 25-year-old didn’t tell Hoops bosses he’d been to the high-risk country, failed to isolate when he returned — then played in Sunday’s game against Kilmarnock.

The affair comes just a week after two Aberdeen stars tested positive for the virus and six others were forced to quarantine for 14 days after visiting a pub after the Dons' match against Rangers.

Celtic ace Leigh Griffiths was also reminded of his conduct after pictures showed him at a party in his own house which breached social distancing protocols. 

Government patience is clearly wearing thin - a point re-inforced by national clinical director Jason Leitch on a 5pm Zoom call with managers and captains of all Scottish Premiership club this evening. 

 

And now a Scottish Government spokesman has told the Scottish Sun that they were aware of the Bolingoli incident and were attempting to establish the full facts of the affair.

If confirmed, a spokesman said the authorities would have little choice but to consider PAUSING the Scottish game.

The spokesman said: “The Scottish Government is aware of reports of a Celtic FC player having broken quarantine rules last week.

Dons' match with Hamilton NOT confirmed, says clinical director Leitch

"We are currently in discussion with the club and football governing bodies to establish the facts.
“If confirmed as another serious incident within Scottish football, where protocols have been breached at the risk of wider public health, then the Scottish Government will have little choice but to consider whether a pause is now needed in the resumption of the game in Scotland.”

 

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/scottish-premiership/5913371/coronavirus-scotland-government-pause-football-bolingoli-aberdeen-breaches

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 the correct action must be taken by Thelic, the sheep and the spfl board. After a breach in the agreement made between clubs and the government.

Folk calling for dons to forfeit 3 games. And some others claiming that 3 points should be deducted  from thelic

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Both Celtic and Aberdeen should be punished by points deduction and financial penalties also. There players lack of discipline and both Club's inability too manage them have jeopardised the whole season and put others at risk, not least our own players and staff.

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2 minutes ago, Cass316 said:

This could absolutely put our game on Wednesday in jeopardy. 

He played against us and all our players came into contact with him.

Our entire team might have to self isolate.

Doubtful that will happen... close contact is defined as within 2m for 15min.  Plus he returned 2 negative tests prior to the match.

 

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9 minutes ago, Gaffer said:

Both Celtic and Aberdeen should be punished by points deduction and financial penalties also. There players lack of discipline and both Club's inability too manage them have jeopardised the whole season and put others at risk, not least our own players and staff.

Let’s just check we as a club and our players have been squeaky clean before we demand punishment on others. I have a feeling they’ll be more to come out in the newspapers in the next few days. No suggestion we have done anything wrong. Just a likely witch hunt will ensue.

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Just now, Bonbon19 said:

Depends where Bolingoli holidayed in Spain, a lot of areas have a far lower infection rate than Scotland . 

The rules cover the entire country.... doesn't matter where he was.

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2 minutes ago, Thebigguy68 said:

Let’s just check we as a club and our players have been squeaky clean before we demand punishment on others.

Why? If the others are worthy of punishment wouldn't our players be too?

Or is our not being sanctioned more important than stopping the spread of the virus?

 

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I suspect the severity of the government action will depend on when it was known that he had been to Spain. 

If the Tic knew before selecting him for Sunday's game, then they should face points deduction and fine as it leaves the Government no choice but to intervene, as game has shown it impossible to self regulate due to the stupidity of a handful of players. 

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4 minutes ago, Cass316 said:

You still have to quarantine when you come back. 

True but the Balearic and Canaries are far safer than Scotland atm and if he’s passed 2 tests already that are of hospital standard then I’d be happy to play against him . 

 

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2 minutes ago, Monty1998 said:

This may be the case however sg guidelines are clear 2 weeks self isolation on return. Book should be thrown at him and if ceptic knew about this before playing him yesterday he should have been illegible and therefore we should be awarde 3-0 victory.

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1 minute ago, skygod said:

Sorry, but it's INELIGIBLE!

 

Can I blame spell check? Or lack of contact from my teacher during lockdown? What about my school being downgraded? 
only joking should read post prior to sending when in a rage!!

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