Double Standards As Edinburgh Rugby’s Game Set To Go Ahead After Player Attends House Party And Tests Positive For Covid-19

It was well documented when Boli Bolingoli flouted Scottish Government rules concerning coronavirus and went to Spain for 24 hours, without telling anyone or quarantining upon his return. As a result, Nicola Sturgeon postponed Celtic’s next two matches and did the same Aberdeen after eight of their players went out to a bar linked to a covid cluster.

Now, football fans are questioning the double standards on display as an Edinburgh Rugby player broke laws concerning public gatherings and attended a house party. Unlike Bolingoli, the rugby player has tested positive for the virus. Other players were also present at the party and three youth players from the club have had to self isolate.

Despite this, Edinburgh Rugby’s overseas match in France this weekend, is still set to go ahead. Many are left stunned at this double standard and also question where the yellow card, that Sturgeon famously issued to Scottish Football, is for rugby.

This news has left fans even more frustrated as a rugby match was recently allowed to be used as a test event with fans in attendance at Murrayfield. Meanwhile, Celtic were not allowed to have fans in the stadium as a test on that same weekend.

Many football fans feel rugby is getting preferential treatment over football just now, and who could blame them?

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic as a young child during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. At the age of 19, I published my first Celtic book (Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support). Then, last year, I published my second book (Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events), which is sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores.

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