THE SPFL and SFA have decided that both Celtic and Aberdeen can receive punishment for some of their players breaking the strict COVID-19 rules. The SFA will deal with the punishment handed down to the players whilst the league authorities have the power to dish out disciplinary action against clubs that have offending players according to STV.
The new rules imposed by the SFA and SPFL allow for clubs and players to be charged with breaking the rules and detail how the punishments range for a variety of different breaches. Whilst Celtic and Aberdeen fume at the individuals, the footballing authorities are seeking to make an example out of those that threatened to have politicians step into the football arena call for games to be paused indefinitely.
The players will be charged with either bringing the game into disrepute, or with failing to act in the best interests of Scottish football but clubs will have to wait and see if they will be penalised by the new rules or if they will go unpunished.
Celtic will confer their own punishment on Bolingoli, as will Aberdeen with the eight players that went out in the city centre. However in order to create a strict precedent, the Pittodrie club and the Scottish Champions may be on the end of a fine from the SPFL.