Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack was unhappy this week with the Scottish Government, and their continuing rejection of the Dons’ requests to get fans back into Pittodrie.

As reported by BBC Sport, Cormack feels that football fans aren’t being treated fairly, and claimed that he had repeated requests to meet with Scottish Government ministers or National Clinical Director Jason Leitch ignored.

Now Leitch has had his say on the matter, claiming that the criticism made by the Aberdeen chief isn’t fair.

“He meets with them”

“I don’t think that’s fair. Mr (Joe) FitzPatrick, the minister for sport, met with the SFA and SPFL this week. He meets with them, maybe not quite weekly, but, regularly” he said (BBC Scotland’s Off The Ball).

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National Clinical Director Jason Leitch has responded to Dave Cormack’s comments (Photo by Ken Jack/Getty Images)


“I’ve met with those leaders a few times. I had conversation this week with the youth side of the SPFL and SFA. I think we’re in touch, regularly, with the football authorities across the whole of the Government. Remember, there are also sports officials inside the Government who support Mr FitzPatrick, not me. There are sports officials, and they speak to the authorities pretty much daily” Leitch concluded.

Aberdeen response will be interesting

It will be interesting to see Dave Cormack’s response to Leitch’s comments. They are unlikely to stop Cormack and Aberdeen’s bid to get fans back into Pittodrie this season.


Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

For the moment though, the fans will need to be patient, although it is understandable if some clubs are concerned about the amount to time it is taking to get even a small number of fans into a football ground in Scotland.

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