The eight Aberdeen players and Celtic left-back Boli Bolingoli have had the SFA verdict on what punishment they will receive after breaching COVID-19 protocols.

Derek McInnes’ men have received a three-game suspended sentence following their breaches, meaning they avoid any immediate punishments. These suspensions will be invoked though should they break protocol again before the end of February.

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Aberdeen have received suspended sentences. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Celtic’s Bolingoli has been hit with a five-game ban, having to serve three of those matches immediately with two-suspended under the same rules as the eight Aberdeen players. The Celtic man flew to Spain earlier this month and failed to tell Celtic he’d been out the country, failing to quarantine on arrival too.

Aberdeen’s men meanwhile went out to a bar in the city following an opening day defeat to Rangers, leading to two positive virus tests. Three Aberdeen and Celtic fixtures wer then postponed.


Pittodrie boss McInnes has reacted in a club statement following the suspended sentences handed to his players. He believes the players have been put through enough as he confirmed his satisfaction with the outcome of the SFA hearing.

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McInnes has reacted. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

“We are satisfied with the outcome of the SFA disciplinary hearing,” he said. “As I said previously, the players have had their punishment, both from the Club and via public sentiment, and I am grateful we can all now move on from this matter.

“We have an important game to prepare for on Sunday and I’m pleased for my players that they can now solely focus on trying to win a game of football.”

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