Hearts have issued a statement following the suspension of football in Scotland by the SPFL amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

The governing body have took the decision to temporarily cancel all football down to grassroots level, which came shortly after the same action was taken by the Premier League and the English Football League.

The Jambos were due to play against Livingston on Sunday at the Tony Macaroni and were hoping to be able to respond to their huge setback of losing 1-0 to St Mirren in midweek.

Hearts have issued a statement to supporters after the suspension of Scottish football (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Jonathan Obika’s goal meant Hearts lost to stay rooted to the bottom of the table, four points adrift of Hamilton.

Hearts will now have to wait for their chance to respond, and issued the following statement after the suspension of Scottish football: “The club fully supports the decision to postpone all domestic football.

“We understand this scenario may cause inconvenience and uncertainty amongst the fans, however the health and wellbeing of supporters, players, staff and the general public must take priority.

“This is an unprecedented situation and we will be working closely with the SPFL, clubs and the Scottish FA to agree the next steps.

Hearts are currently bottom of the Premiership (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“In respect of ticket sales, hospitality bookings and those supporters holding season tickets, the club would ask for the fans’ patience until a decision is reached regarding the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

“We will keep supporters up-to-date via the official club channels as information becomes available.”

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