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Celtic and Aberdeen’s next 2 Scottish Premiership matches have been postponed on the orders of Nicola Sturgeon.

The postponement comes after players from both teams breached Covid-19 rules.

Last weekend Celtic’s Boli Bolingoli flew to Spain.  He failed to quarantine and then played as a substitute in Celtic’s match at Kilmarnock. This follows on from 8 Aberdeen players who visited a bar in the granite city which was in breach of social distancing rules.

Following the Ms Sturgeon’s intervention, it has been confirmed that Celtic’s trip to Paisley to play St Mirren and Aberdeen’s home clash with Hamilton Academical on Wednesday are both postponed as is the game between Celtic and Aberdeen on Saturday.

Aberdeen’s game at St Johnstone last weekend was also postponed following Scottish government intervention.

Speaking to the press earlier today Ms Sturgeon said “This is just not acceptable. Every day I stand here and ask members of the public to make huge sacrifices on how they live their lives. The vast majority are doing that and it’s not easy.

“We can’t have privileged football players just deciding they are not going to bother. This can’t go on.”

The future of Bolingoli at Celtic is now clearly in doubt with Neil Lennon, Celtic manager saying “We have been bitterly and sorely let down. The players are angry, disappointed and frustrated. The selfish actions of the individual is baffling.

“I am livid, it was a total betrayal of trust.”


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