Hibernian manager Jack Ross has echoed the sentiments of interim Celtic boss John Kennedy in the wake of the five Rangers players breaching COVID-19 rules. Despite being found guilty of breaches, the Rangers players have been able to appeal their sentence, allowing them to play in the crucial Scottish Cup Fourth Round match at Ibrox next weekend. Ross, who’s side face Rangers on Sunday, called for all teams to be treated fairly.
Speaking to Deadline News, Ross backed John Kennedy’s stance and asked for The SFA to be transparent and consistent in their process.
“Without putting myself in the middle of sparring between those two clubs, I do think there is an alarming lack of consistency over how disciplinary procedures are carried out.
“I can’t quite get my head around it.
“Somebody needs to explain to me how some are done much more quickly than others, some take an awful lot longer, if appeals are heard how long they take to put a date to be heard.”
Kennedy pointed to the speed in which Bolingoli and the Aberdeen players were dealt with before asking for consistency. There have been a number of occasions this season where clubs have been treated in an unfair manner and the least clubs and their supporters can ask for is a system that is fair and equal.
Celtic host Livingston today whilst Hibs travel to Ibrox on Sunday. The main focus for Celtic is winning the Scottish Cup and ending this season on a high; however, they will need to win the game knowing that five Rangers players that could feature shouldn’t be there.