February 28, 2021

Bolingoli three-game ban, Dons players avoid immediate punishment

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Celtic player failed to quarantine after trip to Spain; Hoops and Aberdeen both had Scottish Premiership matches postponed as result of coronavirus protocols breaches

Last Updated: 28/08/20 7:59pm

Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli has been given an immediate three-match ban with a further two suspended Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli has been given an immediate three-match ban with a further two suspended

Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli has been given an immediate three-match ban with a further two suspended

Celtic’s Boli Bolingoli has received an immediate three-match ban with a
further two games suspended for breaches of coronavirus protocols, while eight Aberdeen players have avoided immediate punishment.

Bolingoli flew to Spain and back without telling Celtic then failed to quarantine himself for 14 days as required, before playing against Kilmarnock five days later.

The Scottish champions had their next two games postponed.

Bolingoli played against Kilmarnock despite not quarantining after a trip to Spain Bolingoli played against Kilmarnock despite not quarantining after a trip to Spain

Bolingoli played against Kilmarnock despite not quarantining after a trip to Spain

Aberdeen’s players have been given three-match bans following a Scottish Football Association disciplinary hearing but the suspensions will only be invoked if they break the same regulations they were charged with before the end of February.

Jonny Hayes, Scott McKenna, Sam Cosgrove, Craig Bryson, Bruce Anderson, Dylan McGeouch, Matty Kennedy and Michael Devlin were accused of breaking SFA rules and bringing the game into disrepute.

The eight Aberdeen players' three-game bans have been suspended until February 28 The eight Aberdeen players' three-game bans have been suspended until February 28

The eight Aberdeen players’ three-game bans have been suspended until February 28

Two tested positive for Covid-19 and a further six were instructed to self-isolate following their night out at a bar.

Aberdeen “severely reprimanded and fined heavily” their players following an internal investigation. They had three Scottish Premiership matches postponed as a result of the breach.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes claimed his players had been punished enough for breaking coronavirus protocols ahead of Friday’s SFA hearing at Hampden Park.

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