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Nicola Sturgeon - "Consider today the yellow card, the next time will be the red card because you will leave us with absolutely no choice"


By Will Clark

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has shown Scottish football the yellow card and warned she will show it the red card if there are further breaches of players breaking coronavirus rules.

Nicola Sturgeon has given football the yellow card.
Nicola Sturgeon has given football the yellow card.

It comes after it was revealed Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli broke coronavirus rules by failing to quarantine for 14 days after returning from Spain and played in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock.

Two Aberdeen players have also tested positive for coronavirus and the club was forced to apologise after eight players broke coronavirus restrictions after found drinking together at a bar.

Sturgeon says fans should not expect for Celtic to travel to St Mirren or for Aberdeen to host Hamilton Academical tomorrow night as both games are expected to be postponed.

Ross County's match against Kilmarnock is still expected to go ahead in Dingwall tomorrow night.

But the First Minister says if there are further breaches by players it could result in the season being postponed.

"Some football players are incapable of living up to their responsibilities and I very much regret that," she said.

"This is not acceptable, we are asking members of public to make huge sacrifices in how they live their lives.

"The vast majority of the public are doing that but some football players have decided not to bother and we can't have that.

"I want to get to a situation where clubs and players live up to their responsibilities and i don't want the price to be paid by fans.

"I don't want the price to be paid by football clubs or fans who are living up to their responsibilities.

"We have to be clear this situation is not acceptable.

"You should not expect to see Aberdeen or Celtic in the coming week and we will set conclusions beyond that.

"I will put this as clear as I can so that the football world will understand.

"Consider today the yellow card, the next time will be the red card because you will leave us with absolutely no choice."

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