Some Celtic fans have criticised the Scottish Government over double-standards with regards to their sporting COVID-19 guidelines.

Last month, the Hoops were forced to sit out two Premiership matches after Boli Bolingoli travelled to Spain and failed to quarantine on his return.

Eight Aberdeen players also breached COVID protocol earlier in the month, and now an Edinburgh Rugby Academy player has contracted the virus after four other attended a house party.

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Radio Clyde News tweeted the update from the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s briefing on Friday.

And after seeing that the team were still allowed to travel to France for an upcoming match, many Celtic fans felt a little hard done by,


Former Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli

Former Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli / (Photo by Paul Ursachi/MB Media/Getty Images)

Football must receive equal treatment

The comments on “sin bins” relate to what the First Minister said following the Boli Bolingoli fiasco.


On August 11th, at her daily briefing, she said: “Consider today the yellow card. The next time it will be the red card because you will leave us with absolutely no choice.” (BBC)

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon / (Photo by RUSSELL CHEYNE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Many may feel that she should have been saying similar about the egg-shaped game today, although it is worthwhile to point out that Boli’s indiscretion was football’s second or third strike.

We’ll see if the government have anything to say should rugby step out of line again.

Or maybe football is just the easy target.

In other news, Celtic fans will be given a chance to get to know new recruit Shane Duffy a bit better on Saturday

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