Nicola Sturgeon takes aim at Aberdeen players after match called off

07 August 2020 12:53
Game at St Johnstone off after players test positive for CovidSquad members visited bar in centre centre last weekendA group of Aberdeen players have earned a stinging and unprecedented rebuke from Scotland’s first minister after the postponement of Saturday’s Premiership match at St Johnstone. Two players at the club have tested positive for Covid-19 and a further six are in isolation, having visited a busy bar in the city centre following defeat by Rangers on the opening day of the season last weekend.After a Thursday night statement insisting the St Johnstone fixture could go ahead, the Scottish Football Association and Scottish Professional Football league confirmed on Friday the game was off following further talks with the Scottish government. This marks a highly embarrassing episode for Scottish football, with its executives having pushed hard to resume competitive games and hoping to allow supporters back in the near future. Related: Celtic chase a perfect 10 but how long can two-team competition continue? | Ewan Murray Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian