Scotland’s First Minister has again reminded “elite sportspeople” of the responsiblity they have to act within the Covid guidelines after Rangers launched an investigation into alleged breached by four players on Saturday night.

The club confirmed they would be investigating after 10 penaty notices were issued at an address in Glasgow and Sturgeon insists flaunting the rules is “really unfair” to the “vast majority” of the country.


First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Sturgeon admitted in her daily briefing she had yet to get all the facts but warned football to get its house in order.

“Sometimes it takes all my power not to stand here and use expletives whenever I get asked about football,” Sturgeon said.

“I’ve not been given all the details yet of the Rangers incident yet. I know the club has said it is investigating. But let me be clear – whenever football rears its head in this situation, I get emails from people suggesting I am partial in favour of one team or the other.

“That’s not true. I don’t care what club is breaching the rules. If you’re breaching the rules, you’re in the wrong.

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“It’s really frustrating. It’s also really unfair to the vast majority of people in the country who don’t have the privileges that elite sports people have right now.

“So I can say to football, and say to sport generally, please make sure your house is in order.”

The Gers have already had two players fall foul of the rules before being shipped out and it’s likely those involved this time will face a similar fate.


Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gives a press conference on the COVID-19 situation(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JEFF J MITCHELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Whil football, generally, has done well with the restrictions, some of the breaches have been little short of ridiculous from professional athletes.

Rangers fans on Twitter were left fuming after the club confirmed an investigation into the ‘alleged incident’ in Glasgow over the weekend

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