Celtic fans weren’t amused when news came through that the Scottish Government had rejected a plan to allow 700 fans into Sunday’s match against Motherwell as a trial event.
It is however safe for the same amount of supporters to attend Murrayfield on Friday evening to watch a rugby match between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors.
Limited numbers of spectators will be allowed to attend open air sporting events from September 14, next week rugby and football fans will be allowed to visit indoor gyms.
The Scottish Government has generally been praised for their handling of the pandemic but aspects surrounding sport appear difficult to reason with.
In March sporting events across Europe were being cancelled with others being played Behind Closed Doors. The Scottish Government however delayed the suspension of sporting events till midnight on March 15 giving the go-ahead for 50,000 to attend Ibrox for a Europa League tie and the Glasgow derby.
When Mikel Arteta tested positive on March 12 the following morning the SFA and SPFL called off football matches in advance of the Scottish Government.
The latest decision to allow an evening trial event at Murrayfield but not a Sunday afternoon football match in Glasgow seems equally illogical.
In recent years alcohol bans have been imposed on trains to Edinburgh when a football match was hosted at Murrayfield, when it stages a rugby international it seems to be part of the atmosphere.
At Firhill on a Friday night fans of Glasgow Hawks could enjoy a beer, the following afternoon the taps were turned off to Partick Thistle supporters.
Big news if the science now shows that rugby fans are less likely to spread coronavirus than football.
— stephen.mcgowan (@mcgowan_stephen) August 26, 2020
Of course they refused permission it’s football! But as usual the egg chasers are allowed
— Shaun Mullaney (@ShaunMullaney) August 26, 2020
Football fans are 2nd class citizens in the eyes of scotogov.
— D.Smith (@DSmithSD) August 26, 2020
@theSNP doing their best to let us know who they represent. Middle class Rugby fans ok ? Football fans shown utter contempt as usual?. Pathetic stuff.
— Davie (@Celtic26452234) August 26, 2020
They think that’s fine because football is a working class game,sheer prejudice when allowing the rugby to try it..
— Roomathetop (@roomatthetop67) August 26, 2020
@scotgov despise football fans. Rugby fans are alright tho.
— David Fitch (@Daveybhoy1985) August 26, 2020
Correction, she despises Celtic fans
— VanMighty (@TheVanster67) August 26, 2020
They’re Middle-class appeasers. Always have been.
— Josh Jeffery (@JeffCarnage) August 26, 2020
Good to see the rugby test event still getting the go ahead though on Friday… rugby fans obviously a much better bunch https://t.co/DIP8UyfuYc
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) August 26, 2020