Motherwell appear to be getting off with what appears a very clear breach of rules after their directors were pictured in-doors enjoying some hospitality with their Coleraine counterparts.
Twelve people appeared in the picture including Alan Burrows who should be well aware of the regulations after serving as an SPFL director last season and attending various European Club Association events.
Before this season European away ties were a junket for directors at clubs like Motherwell but with clubs forced into bubbles the current season is very different.
Why have the Motherwell directors not been slated in the media / fined by the @ScottishFA for breaking the COVID restrictions unlike Boli & the Aberdeen 8@ClydeSSB @gordonduncan7 @BBCSportsound pic.twitter.com/4fZhIcThGX
— WeKnowSFA (@WeKnowSFA) September 21, 2020
Players have to be treated very differently as the Aberdeen Eight discovered. Football squads are in their own bubble, getting some special privelidges while also making sacrifices.
Presumably the Motherwell directors travelled in the same flight as their players which will have extended their bubble to the Coleraine directors and whoever else that they had mixed with.
Like Boli Bolingoli it looks like the Motherwell players have returned negative tests. With not even a word of warning from the SFA it seems that their discipline is being applied very selectively.
Today Celtic and Aberdeen were fined £8,000 by the SFA for breaking unspecified rules, when Dundee United played against a team with out of date test results at Murray Park no action was taken.
It seems that it is not just the SFA’s referees that fail to apply the Laws of the Game consistently.