The SPFL and SFA joint coronavirus response group are set to announce further punishment for those who decide to break protocol or breach government guidelines.
In a statement released today, the response group revealed they will be bringing out more details on what will happen to those who ‘do not adhere to COVID-specific football protocols or government public health guidelines.
NEWS | Joint Response Group Update – Thursday, 13 August.https://t.co/AjO6VSail1
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) August 13, 2020
This includes those who break these strict rules in the future but also both Celtic left-back Boli Bolingoli and the eight Aberdeen players who had been forced to self-isolate after attending a pub hours after their loss to Rangers.
“The JRG has worked to ensure that existing rules will be strengthened to include the provision of sanctions for players who do not adhere to COVID-specific football protocols or government public health guidelines.
This will encompass recent breaches and further details will be provided tomorrow.”
Luckily for the club, it looks as though they will not be punished for Bolingoli’s actions, in travelling to Spain before returning and not following government guidelines of self-isolating for up to 14 days. The player looks set to be the one who will be hit with either a lengthy ban or another fine.
It is clear that the Scottish government will not be afraid to pull the plug on football, if it is forced to do so due to further breaches.
At this time, the game we love is on a fine line and must do all it can to keep going. These new rules, really do show how this is the final warning or there will be even further consequences ahead