Aberdeen players punished as Scottish Premiership matches cancelled over COVID-19
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Aberdeen players punished as Scottish Premiership matches cancelled over COVID-19

Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen has severely reprimanded and heavily fined the eight Aberdeen players who breached COVID-19 protocols and prompted three league matches to be postponed.

British media reported that the players had visited a bar on August 1 in breach of their own COVID-19 protocols and government guidance.

“As a result of our investigation, these players have been severely reprimanded and fined heavily,” said club chairman Dave Cormack in a statement.

“Contractually, the specifics must remain confidential between the club and each player but, rest assured, the financial fines are in line with the severity of the consequences of their actions.

 
“Their actions were indefensible... they have been punished by the club, and are suffering the humiliation that goes with making a mistake in the public eye.”

The club said the fines will be donated to the National Health Service in Grampian.

Aberdeen’s match at St Johnstone on August 9 was postponed after two of the club’s players tested positive for COVID-19, with six more self-isolating. Aberdeen's matches against Hamilton and trip to Celtic were also postponed.

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