Clubs from Clyde to Celtic are set to be impacted as talks continue over whether the 3:00pm Scottish Cup fourth round fixtures on Saturday go ahead.
The six matches currently scheduled to be played in the competition on Saturday could be moved to avoid a clash with Prince Philip’s funeral on the same afternoon. Rangers v Celtic at 4:00PM could also be moved while Stranraer v Hibs begins at 12:45PM. Ties like St Johnstone v Clyde begin at 3:00PM.
Horse racing competition the Scottish Grand National was moved back 24 hours to avoid a clash with the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. There are set to be added complications to0, Hibs’ tie and the Rangers v Celtic match both due to be shown on TV.
There are also nine league games in the Championship, League One and League Two that are being discussed by the SPFL. But after the big Scottish racing event was put back 24 hours, pressure mounts on football to follow suit.
Forfar Athletic v Dundee United on Friday night and Aberdeen v Livingston on Sunday afternoon are set to avoid any disruption as it stands. All 32 English Football League fixtures scheduled to start at 3:00pm on Saturday have been cancelled. The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will take place at St George’s Chapel at 3:00pm on Saturday.
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