The Scottish FA have given an update on the suspension of football beneath the SPFL Championship – and players at clubs across League One and League Two have voiced their frustration at what amounted to little more than a vanity statement.
With clubs desperate to get back to training, there was a lot of hope that the Scottish FA would give them the approval to return but this evening’s statement does little more than point fingers elsewhere for the delay.
NEWS | Suspension of Football Update – Monday, 1 March.https://t.co/InjObekBch
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) March 1, 2021
President Rod Petrie expressed his gratitude to clubs as the national association “await a final decision from Ministers” on the conditions needed to restart – but players were left far from happy with the statement.
Petrie said: “We are grateful to all leagues, clubs and participants affected by the temporary suspension for their patience and understanding during this period of uncertainty. They have played their part in keeping the nation safe and restricting the potential spread of the virus,” Petrie said.
“I would also like to thank the representatives from those leagues and clubs, who have been proactive and collaborative in giving their input into safe and sustainable plans for a to return to competition.
“These plans have already been discussed with government officials. We look forward to hearing when and in what circumstances those leagues which have been suspended can return to training and, ultimately, to playing.”
While there might be some players who are happy with the continued shutdown, they weren’t making themselves visible on Twitter with a resonding response from players – and clubs alike.
Here are some of the comments from furious players at SPFL clubs:
They are winding us all up now aren’t they? Decent bit of banter.. 👏 https://t.co/8fUHN4mSt5
— David Mitchell (@davemitch1990) March 1, 2021
Thanks for keeping us updated with the news that there isn’t any news.
Looking forward to next week’s news that there is again no news. https://t.co/jbenFud98s
— Danny Denholm (@DannyDenholm) March 1, 2021
Wait a full month and another update is there is no update 🤷🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️
Any chance a somebody / anybody just making a decision 🙇🏻 https://t.co/EhMco3AYZ8
— David Galt (@DavidGalt7) March 1, 2021
So the decision is …… THERE IS NOT YET A DECISION 🤯🤯 …. only been 7 weeks … you couldn’t make this stuff up 😂😂 https://t.co/qrXT40LXAV
— Michael Doyle (@jmdoyley) March 1, 2021
So? We go back when? 😳🤷🏼♂️ https://t.co/y8vwklYZWU
— Darren Jamieson (@deejay150291) March 1, 2021
Decent update https://t.co/mlMIciFVtK
— Chris Hamilton (@chrishamilton__) March 1, 2021
— Grant Gillespie (@ggillespie24) March 1, 2021
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