Livingston boss not happy with First Minister’s criticism of Scottish football

Livingston boss David Martindale has disclosed that he wasn’t happy with some recent comments made by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Sturgeon was critical of the game in Scotland overall following the news that five Rangers players may have breached Covid-19 regulations.


Sturgeon called for Scottish football to ‘make sure your house is in order’ during a recent press conference. However, her comments didn’t sit well with Martindale.

Feels football is harshly criticised

He thinks that football is being harshly treated. In fact, he feels the game should be praised for the constant testing which has taken place in Scottish football.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (Photo by RUSSELL CHEYNE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“It’s disheartening. I was sitting there watching it and really just feeling a bit let down to be honest. I think football as a whole is getting castigated for it” he said.

“I’ve heard it been said that we’ve got a special privilege to be back at work, and I’m thinking ‘you know what, we’re actually paying for that special privilege. Why not get applauded for that?’” Martindale mused.

Martindale doesn’t the criticism is fair on Scottish football or Rangers.

“Don’t think it’s fair”

“If two joiners go to a party or a social gathering and get a fixed penalty notice from the police, do they come down on the whole construction industry?

Livingston manager David Martindale (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I don’t think it’s fair on Scottish football and I don’t think it’s fair on Rangers. To see that Scottish football is getting criticised just made me feel let down” the Livingston boss concluded.

Back on the pitch, Livingston is in action this weekend against St Mirren. They will be hoping to get back to winning ways after two recent defeats.

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