Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster has issued an update for supporters after the SPFL suspension.

Everything from Premiership to grassroots level football has been suspended for an indefinite period as the Covid-19 pandemic rumbles on.

Sport has been plunged into chaos. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It has led to the suspension of major sporting competitions and events around the world, with the SPFL following this trend on Friday.

There is now great uncertainty over the league season and where Scottish football goes from here on out. Like many, Hibs face an anxious wait over what the next steps will be for the game in this country.


In the meantime, Hibs’ chief executive has issued an update via Hibs TV on the Easter Road club’s situation. Dempster has called for fans to give their club some time and space as they aim to organise various efforts.

Leeann Dempster has issued an update

Leeann Dempster has issued an update. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

She also confirmed that the first-team have been issued off-site at HTC, in order to minimise the threat of any of the footballing department catching Covid-19.

“We’ve instructed the players to be off-site for the next week,” said Dempster. “It’s about keeping the wheels of the club turning, so the players will be ready for when they come back. Up here at Easter Road, we don’t have any matches to prepare for but the stadium is a big part of the community with a lot of events taking place.

“We’re doing our best to try and deliver some of those events. For example, we have exams taking place within the stadium next week – as we do fairly often – and we want to make sure we don’t disappoint there. There will be other things we don’t do, regrettably, like the Football Memories project.

“It might not be right to get a group in who may have some underlying health conditions. Scott Allan was due to do an event with some young people around diabetes. Rightfully, we’ve cancelled that. It’s changing all the time. What’s right today might not be right tomorrow.

The midfielder’s event was canned. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“We had a game and some people who were due to come. People bought tickets for that. I’d ask supporters to bear with us on that. We need to organise ourselves. This is normally when season tickets would go on sale and we’d actually planned to do that this week.

“We’ll be revisiting that because the income around that is important to us but clearly we’re now doing that in a difficult environment. We’ll come back and talk to supporters about all of that next week. I’d ask supporters just to give us a little bit of time and space. We’re trying to organise the larger staff group, their lives and priorities. We’re not closing down but we’re trying to be pragmatic about people coming to their workplace.”

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