Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has praised the SPFL after they suspended football in Scotland as the world attempts to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

The governing body took action on Friday morning, which followed the same action taken by Premier League and the English Football League.

Aberdeen were supposed to face Motherwell in a huge Premiership game at Fir Park tonight.

Aberdeen were set to face Motherwell away on Friday night (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

The Dons are only one point behind The Well in the table and were hoping to leapfrog their opponents with three points.

That game will now not be taking place for some time as measures are taken across the world to try and slow down the spread of the virus, and Cormack said (official website): “We’re obviously hugely disappointed that tonight’s game has been postponed but applaud the decision by the SFA and the SPFL.

“They were left with no option and, despite being a difficult decision, it is one that is in the best interests of the fans, players, officials and the general public.

Cormack praised the SPFL’s decision (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“It’s now up to the Government to make their position very clear on what is a continually and rapidly evolving situation.”

The Dons say they have ‘implemented a number of proactive processes across the stadium to try and minimise the risks associated with COVID-19.

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