The Scottish football season could be brought to a grinding halt due to continuing player breaches of coronavirus rules, says a leading BBC journalist.
BBC Scotland’s Chris McLaughlin took to Twitter to release quotes attributed to the Scottish Government wherein they threaten to pause the resumption of football.
This comes after Celtic full-back Boli Bolingoli travelled to Spain behind the Parkhead club’s back and failed to quarantine for two weeks after he returned.
Worse than that, Bolingoli also played in Celtic’s Scottish Premiership draw with Kilmarnock at the weekend whilst he should’ve been self-isolating at home.
The Scottish Government statement quotes read:
“If confirmed as another serious incident within Scottish football, where protocols have been breached at the risk of wider public health, then the Scottish Government will have little choice but to consider whether a pause is now needed I the resumption of the game in Scotland.”
The Bolingoli scandal comes after eight Aberdeen players – two testing positive for coronavirus – were forced into quarantine after an outbreak in the Granite City.
Those eight Dons players were scorned by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after breaking coronavirus rules to go out partying in city-centre bars after a defeat to Rangers.
Should the season be paused it would represent a major disappointment to Rangers fans everywhere with Steven Gerrard’s side looking focused and determined this season.
The Ibrox side have won their opening two fixtures without conceding a goal and have added real firepower to their squad ahead of the new campaign.