Ex-Rangers star wants to see forfeits for COVID breach postponements
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Ex-Rangers star wants to see forfeits for COVID breach postponements

Former Rangers star and ex-SFA chief executive Gordon Smith believes teams should be forced to forfeit matches if they are rearranged due to players breaching COVID guidelines.

Smith was speaking after the Scottish government handed out a yellow card to Scottish football and fixtures were postponed when Aberdeen and Celtic players put the game at risk.

Ex-Rangers star Gordon Smith (left) believes teams should be forced to forfeit if player covid breaches result in postponements. (Photo by Roddy Scott/Getty Images)

Eight Aberdeen players breached guidelines to go to city-centre pubs with two of those testing positive for the coronavirus and the rest being forced into self-isolation.

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Celtic full-back Boli Bolingoli then committed the most brazen breach yet when he flew to Spain, didn’t self-isolate for two weeks as per the government guidelines and then played v Kilmarnock.

So far there have been no punishments announced by the SPFL but with no fixed date for the postponed fixtures to be played, Smith believes they should be forfeited.

“These players have put the Scottish game in jeopardy,” said Smith [BBC Sport].

“I think it is [heading for another lockdown] unless they realise the problems they are bringing.

“But what the SPFL should be saying to the clubs now is, in future if games have to be postponed because of players’ actions in relation to Covid-19, the points should be given to the opposition.”

The comments of Smith come after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded to know how the SPFL planned to “get their house in order”.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants to see punishments and evidence that the SPFL are trying to prevent covid breaches from happening. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Sturgeon also demanded to know which penalties would be imposed on the game for breaches with Scottish football on the brink [Guardian].

Rangers fans have also been reacting to the comments of talkSPORT host Adrian Durham, who suggested Aberdeen and Celtic both have points deducted for postponed fixtures.


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