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Aberdeen Players and Club Face SFA and SPFL Disciplinary Tribunals

The Scottish FA have confirmed this afternoon that the eight Aberdeen players who broke COVID-19 protocols and Government guidelines will face an SFA Disciplinary Tribunal on Friday 28 August 2020.

The statement said:

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

Following the SFA investigation, the SPFL has opened seperate disciplinary proceedings against Aberdeen FC and Celtic FC for alleged breaches of the SPFL’s COVID-19 Requirements and Testing Regulation.

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

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