The SPFL season is in danger of falling into chaos as appeals from Kilmarnock and St Mirren have resulted in 3-0 wins for Motherwell and Hamilton being removed from the league table.
This morning Motherwell fans woke up to find their side had lost six points and dropped from a place in the top six down to 10th place in the table without kicking a ball.
Similarly Hamilton’s four point cushion over Ross County has been reduced to one point, if John Hughes’ gets a win over St Mirren today and Accies lose to Celtic they’ll drop to bottom spot.
Kilmarnock’s match with Motherwell was called off in September as home players isolated on the orders of the Ayrshire and Arran Health board with a Betfred Cup tie against Dunfermline awarded as a 3-0 defeat for Alex Dyer’s side.
This morning the SFA announced that the 3-0 Premiership results had been suspended as the two clubs appeal against those rulings:
Update following receipt of Appeals from Kilmarnock FC and St Mirren FC:
In accordance with JPP 14.13, a Suspension Tribunal has confirmed that the decisions of the Sub-Committee of the SPFL Board sitting as a Tribunal (Kilmarnock FC and St Mirren FC) are suspended pending the outcome of the Appeals hearing. The Appeals hearings have been scheduled for Thursday 14 January 2021.
Like incidents in the past involving ineligible players it seems that the SPFL make things up as they go along with punishments determined by circumstances.
Appealing to the SFA seems like a joke after they returned David Turnbull, Lewis Ferguson, Robbie McCrorie and others with positive tests following the U-21 international away to Greece in November.