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Friday 14th August 2020

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CORONAVIRUS – JOINT RESPONSE GROUP 14 August 2020

Scottish FA Disciplinary Tribunal Update

Further to yesterday’s Joint Response Group update outlining a range of measures agreed with the Scottish Government to reinforce Scottish football’s commitment to public health and adherence to protocols, the Scottish FA and SPFL have commenced the following disciplinary procedures:

Scottish FA Disciplinary Tribunal Update

Alleged Parties in Breach:

Jonny Hayes, Scott McKenna, Sam Cosgrove, Craig Bryson, Bruce Anderson, Dylan McGeouch, Matty Kennedy and Michael Devlin (Aberdeen FC).

Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo (Celtic FC).

Disciplinary Rules allegedly breached:

Disciplinary Rule 24 - A recognised football body, club, official, Team Official or other member of Team Staff, player, match official or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA shall be subject to and shall comply with the Articles, the Laws of the Game and the rules, procedures and regulations, bye-laws and Decisions of the Scottish FA.

Disciplinary Rule 71 - No recognised football body, club, official, Team Official or other member of Team Staff, player, match official, or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA shall bring the game into disrepute.

Principal hearing date: Friday, 28 August 2020

SPFL Disciplinary Proceedings - Aberdeen FC and Celtic FC

Following investigation, the SPFL has opened separate disciplinary proceedings against each of Aberdeen FC and Celtic FC for alleged breaches of the SPFL’s Covid-19 – Requirements and Testing Regulation.

There will be no further comment pending the outcome of these disciplinary proceedings.

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