Following Celtic player Boli Bolingoli’s antics, there is a real threat to the Scottish Premiership season being put on hiatus again.
It appears that the Scottish government has had enough of footballers thinking they are above the law and the threat of a second COVID-19 shutdown is very real as a punishment for doing so.
Celtic’s Boli Bolingoli has admitted to breaking quarantine rules and traveling to Spain when not permitted to do so.
This follows several Aberdeen players breaking the same rules while attending a mass gathering at a bar.
The Scottish authorities are unimpressed with the professional footballer’s apparent lack of respect for the law. Scotland still has strict measures in place for its population and the potential reaction action is viewed more as a punishment for a flagrant disrespect of the rules rather than a cause for concern.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insists that Celtic and Aberdeen’s next matches including a clash between the two will not take place and punishments will only get tougher if the shenanigans carry on.
She told Sky Sports:
“I don’t want the season to be in jeopardy. I don’t want people who are not responsible for this to pay the price but we have to be very clear that this situation is not acceptable.
“We’ll set out the conclusion of the talks later today but as a minimum, you should not expect to see Aberdeen or Celtic play over the course of the coming week.
“By putting this is as clearly as I can in language that the football world will understand, consider today the yellow card. The next time it will be the red card because you will leave us with absolutely no choice.”