It has been reported this evening that both Celtic and Aberdeen could be set to face charges and sanctions due to the actions that took place which involved both Boli Bolingoli and eight Aberdeen players.
As reported by STV, it has been revealed that tomorrow we will find out the fate of both the players in question and what the clubs may have to face in terms of sanctions for what has taken place over the last two weeks
It has been feared by some fans that the club could face a fine or in the worse possible case a points deduction. However, it looks as though the club will be able to put across their point of view of the whole situation and why they are not to blame.
“An annex to the league’s rules and regulations lays out the responsibility for clubs to follow the rules on distancing and to adhere to any changes to the guidelines and safety and protection measures. It also has specific instructions and rules regarding the regular testing of players and staff.
Where a club is accused of breaking the new rules an SPFL disciplinary hearing would be convened where the club would be able to attend and give their side.”
For Celtic, they should have a case for not facing a huge punishment as these actions were down to one man and that was Bolingoli. The argument will be made that the club couldn’t really do more, in terms of stopping the left-back from travelling to Spain without warning anyone of that surprise visit.
We should, however, find out more details around the whole matter today when the updated rules for breaking protocols are released by the SFA/SPFL response group, tomorrow