Aberdeen legend Willie Miller is backing Dave Cormack’s ongoing bid to get fans back into Pittodrie sooner rather than later.

The Dons chairman has had various requests for the club to host test events turned down. Most recently a plan to have fans in for the game against Ross County.

This led to Cormack criticising the Scottish Government, which was defended by the National Clinical Director Jason Leitch.

Wants club to keep trying to get fans back

Now Miller has had his say on the matter. He wants Aberdeen to keep going in the fight to get fans back to Pittodrie sooner rather than later.

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Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“The Aberdeen chairman has been banging the drum again in a bid to allow supporters back into stadiums, and I do think watching sport outside can be viewed as a relatively safe pastime compared with other things” he said (Evening Express).

Miller feels that with cinemas open and people queuing for shopping, Aberdeen should keep on trying to get permission for fans to attend games.


“The Reds have every right to keep pushing the case, particularly when you see people queuing indoors doing Christmas shopping and people being able to attend the cinema without wearing a mask.

“Easily and safely dealt with”

“When these points are put to the government, they’ve said it’s about choices. But you have to factor in that Pittodrie can hold over 20,000. So, the numbers Cormack was hoping for could be easily and safely dealt with” Miller mused.

Pittodrie stands empty

Pittodrie stands empty (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Finally, Miller believes that the community of Aberdeen would benefit from the return of fans to the stadium.

“It’s not just about the clubs, football is an important part of the community and Aberdeen as well as other clubs do a lot of good in the community, and I don’t think that hasn’t been taken in account in the treatment from the government” he said.

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