TalkSPORT pundit Adrian Durham believes that Aberdeen and Celtic should have points docked for their players breaching coronavirus guidelines – a move echoed by some Rangers fans.
The outspoken broadcaster believes that Celtic should have their point docked from the weekend’s draw with Kilmarnock, three handed to St. Mirren and three docked for the match with Aberdeen.
The journalist believes that the exact same should happen to Aberdeen and thinks the SPFL should be coming down harder on the twosome for the reckless behaviour of their players.
☑️ Dock Celtic’s point won at Kilmarnock
☑️ St Mirren awarded a 3-0 win
☑️ Hamilton awarded 3-0 win
☑️ Celtic & Aberdeen docked points@talkSPORTDrive says #CelticFC & Aberdeen should be harshly punished over breaking quarantine rules.
Thoughts? 💭 pic.twitter.com/v6adS0fSbO
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 12, 2020
“This internal disciplinary thing has really angered me with Celtic,” said Durham [TalkSPORT].
“How can they say they’ll deal with it when they couldn’t even deal with one of their own players?
“I think you’re right with the idea of docking points.
“They should have the point they won against Kilmarnock docked from them.
“The game with St. Mirren’s been postponed so St. Mirren should be awarded a 3-0 win.
“Aberdeen’s game with Hamilton’s been postponed, Hamilton should get a 3-0 win.
“Celtic Aberdeen Saturday, had to be postponed, both should be docked three points, that’s what should happen.”
Durham’s comments echo the views of plenty of Rangers fans who believe the book should be thrown at Celtic for flagrant breaches of the coronavirus guidelines.
After full-back Boli Bolingoli travelled to Spain and failed to quarantine on his return, playing against Kilmarnock, there is a belief that Celtic fielded an ineligible player.
Whilst the party line is that the Hoops didn’t know, the sentiment from Rangers fans is that it remains Celtic’s responsibility.
Celtic fielded ineligible player at Kilmarnock
Celtic have cost St Mirren money by postponement of game
Celtic have cost Aberdeen money by postponement of game
Celtic have brought Scottish football into disrepute
SPFL will not punish Celtic
Doncaster and MacLennan stooges
— The Railway Bears 🚂🐻💙 (@TheRailwayBears) August 11, 2020
Ineligible player makes brief appearance at the end of a match. Result overturned and offending team given 3-0 defeat. Sound familiar? Sporting integrity anyone? 🤔
— Seville Calculator (@SevilleCalculat) August 11, 2020
Remember Legia Warsaw played an ineligible player for 3 seconds and the tie was awarded toooooooooooo
— ⓌⓈ (@W_S_39) August 11, 2020
Celtic have fielded an ineligible player. Whether they knew or not is not the issue. A clear breach of the same rules that saw Legia Warsaw get booted out the CL after humping the tarriers 6-1.
Over to you SPFL and SFA.
— Blu Stu (@blustugers) August 11, 2020
They have basically fielded an ineligible player. Point should be taken away and killie should be given all 3.
— Only Team For Me (@OnlyTeamForMe54) August 10, 2020
If Bolingoli should have been isolating, does that not make him an ineligible player.
— andrew gebbie (@andygebb) August 11, 2020
Would I be right in saying Celtic fielded an ineligible player on Sunday?
3-0 Kilmarnock surely @spfl
— 🏴 Davie 🇬🇧 (@coplandrear4) August 10, 2020
See if you play an ineligible player in a cup comp you'd be punted out that competition aye?.
— Chefy 🇬🇧 (@mikeRFC_) August 11, 2020
Ineligible player as he should have been in mandatory quarantine. Killie should be awarded a 3 nil win.
— GF7Volunteers (@GF7Volunteers) August 10, 2020
So a player who was technically ineligible to play came on in the final minutes of a match…sounds familiar?🤔 Really the game should be awarded as a 3-0 victory to Kilmarnock.
— Staunchius (@StaunchusPilate) August 10, 2020
There's no ambiguity. Bolingoli should've been self-isolating. He put other players and staff at risk. No way someone at Celtic didn't know he'd been to Spain. Celtic fielded an ineligible player against Kilmarnock. They should be docked points and heavily sanctioned.
— missteeray™ (@missteeray) August 11, 2020
Absolutely. If as has been reported they did know, and imo there is no way they didn’t. Point deduction for Killie game. Win awarded to the team they are to play. Then 3 point deduction for both teams at Aberdeen game. Sporting integrity after all.
— Gary (@potsy1980) August 11, 2020
Both should be docked points and the teams they failed to play against should be awarded the win.
— Thelionbrand (@thelionbrand) August 11, 2020
If everybody sticks to the rules and players catch COVID then no-one can be blamed but IF players willfully flout the rule and games are called off,, then these games should be forfeited.
— 🏴 Davie 🇬🇧 (@coplandrear4) August 11, 2020
Rangers’ matches with St. Johnstone and Livingston will go ahead this week with the Ibrox club having the opportunity to stretch out an 11-point lead over their rivals.