Scottish FA Lost the PlotDate: Friday, 14th Aug 2020
An intriguing response to the lapses by both Aberdeen and Celtic players means punishment for all but the Scottish Premier League !
One would have expected punishment for both Aberdeen and Celtic for the misdemeaners of 8 players from Aberdeen and one player from Celtic.
No, don`t be silly, lets punish other people instead !
"The Scottish FA has agreed that the return to training for clubs outside the SPFL Premiership - which includes all organised adult football over-18 - will be delayed until at least 24 August, pending updated government guidance on the 20th".
How can this be possible ! In fact why not let an English Football Team train in Edinbugh instead. You just can`t make this up !
A comment from the DAFC.net fans forum sums it up:
It was 2 clubs from the premiership who screwed up. The result is they keep on training and playing but the diddy leagues have to stop???? You couldn`t make this nonsense up.
Another poster blames the Scottish Government:
This is nonsense and affects football at all levels throughout the country - can’t blame the football authorities though - this was imposed on them by Jason Leitch and Nicola Sturgeon - if they hadn’t accepted it they would have closed down the leagues again for a period.
The punishment so far for Aberdeen and Celtic are postponed games, but no punishemnt to the players directly responsible ?
In some way you can forgive the Aberdeen players, they overstepped a little bit but surely Boli Bolingoli the Celtic player who went to Spain for 1 night (Yes, one night!!) without telling his club must go. His tenure at Celtic must now be untenable.
Saturday morning follow up statement that Professor Jason Leitch did not order Hearts to stop training. source Scotsman.com
"Scotland’s national clinical director Jason Leitch has insisted the Government did not tell Hearts to stop training"