The SFA and SPFL have announced that both Aberdeen and Celtic will face disciplinary action alongside their players who breached COVID-19 protocols.

Scottish football has flirted with the prospect of another shutdown after eight Aberdeen players broke protocols by going out to a bar in the city now on lockdown. Two of the eight received positive virus test results. When one situation appeared to be calming, kind of, another at Celtic arose.

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Pittodrie chaos. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Boli Bolingoli took a one day trip to Spain, failed to isolate for 14 days or notify the club of his journey, before then playing last week’s match with Kilmarnock. Aberdeen and Celtic were due to meet each other in Premiership action today.

But they both had all their games postponed for the week and the players will face action from the SFA. One charge is failing to comply with regulations and the other is bringing the game into disrepute.


The SPFL are also bringing their own action against both Aberdeen and Celtic. They will face charges of  alleged breaches of the COVID-19 requirements and testing regulations.

Action from Hampden. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Aberdeen have since fined the players involved in the incident, donating these substantial financial penalties to the NHS.

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