Aberdeen and Celtic have been hit with £30,000 fines each after breaches of the COVID-19 protocols.

Controversy flared at the start of the season as eight Aberdeen players broke protocol by heading to a bar in the Granite City’s centre. That was topped by Celtic left-back Boli Bolingoli flying out the country to Spain, not isolating upon his return.

Both teams had three games postponed, one against each other, following this as disruption hit the start of their respective campaigns.

The eight Aberdeen players and Celtic’s now loaned out defender were both hit with suspension punishments last month but the SPFL have handed out their own to the clubs.

£30,000 fines have been dished out, £8,000 of which will go to the SPFL Trust.

Previews - Viking Stavanger v Aberdeen: UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round

McInnes’ men and Celtic have been hit with suspended sentences. (Photo by Andrew Halseid-Budd/Getty Images)

Both Aberdeen and Celtic return to European action this week as the third round of Europa League qualifying fixtures are played out. The Dons will look to bounce back from their weekend disappointment, where they were beaten 3-0 at home by a clinical Motherwell side.

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