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Strathclyde Police have called off Celtic’s match with Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Forty eight hours ahead of kick-off and with the predicted thaw well underway the police have called off the Celtic match as well as the Dundee United- Motherwell match at Tannadice.

After missing out on a full card last weekend the SPL were hopeful that with improving conditions they would be able to play most of this weeks matches.

“I am slightly surprised that the Police have issued advice so early,” admitted SPL Chief Neil Doncaster. “Especially when a substantial thaw is forecast over the next two days.

“However, when Police advice is on the grounds of safety, we have no choice but to postpone the games.”

No decisions have been made on the St Mirren- St Johnstone and Hamilton-Hibs fixtures which will also be under the control of Strathclyde Police.

No date has yet been scheduled for the re-arranged fixture although both clubs are free next midweek.

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4 comments

  • That is crap. I blame Dallas. It’s a conspiracy.

  • john fallon says:

    I have just came home from New Douglas Park collecting tickets for next weeks game,
    and they were clearing car park in front of stand, they said hopeful game on Saturday

  • Joe McHugh says:

    This seems a strange decision.

    There’s not much travelling involved for Kilmarnock, Celtic fans further afield are used to the problems of winter matches.

    If the Celtic game is off should the Parkhead Forge be closed on Saturday as well?

    They could easily have said that they’ll look at things again at 3pm Friday and make a decision.

    I think Celtic should be looking at a quick trip to Spain or Portugal to get some sunshine and training in.

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