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DOUBLE STANDARDS- 17 days of SFA silence on Ibrox Covidiots

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Seventeen days after five Ibrox stars were given Fixed Penalties by Police Scotland there is still no comment or charges coming from the SFA.

Back in August, Celtic and Aberdeen had matches postponed after players broke the law while in their football bubble but so far there has been complete silence from the football authorities about the Ibrox stars. With injuries biting into the squad Nathan Patterson is expected to start tomorrow’s match away to Livingston.

Boligoli’s case came to light on August 10, within a week the player had been charged by the SFA with Celtic having two matches postponed.

The Ibrox club put out a statement announcing an internal investigation (marking your own homework) on February 14 then waited three more days before naming the players involved.

Patterson, Calvin Bassey, Brian Kinnear, Bongani Zungu and Dapo Mebude were named by Steven Gerrard as the culprits and subjected to internal disciplinary procedures.

What was involved in the investigation is unclear but with no charges from the SFA all five remain available to play in any fixture. Starlet Mebude is on loan to Queen of the South.

Back in November, the day after Scot Arfield celebrated his 32nd birthday Jordan Jones and George Edmundson were caught attending a house party with charges from the SFA following soon after.

On November 4, two days after they were given Fixed Penalties, the Daily Record reported:

The Scottish Football Association have hit Covid-19 breachers Jordan Jones and George Edmundson with notices of complaint.

The Rangers players have already been cautioned by police for breaching the two household ruling by attending a party on Sunday and will need to go in front of a Hampden disciplinary hearing on Thursday November 19th.

Jones and Edmundson have both been suspended by their club and put into self-isolation for two weeks.

On February 20 the SFA used Graeme Stewart as an assistant referee at the Hibs v Hamilton match even though he should have been self isolating after being identified as a close contact on David Roome who tested positive following a jolly to Athens.

Bobby Madden was on route to Dingwall to pick up his match fee for the Ross County v Celtic match when the intervention of The Sun alerted the SFA that they knew he should be self isolating. On Saturday Madden will be on a match fee at the Aberdeen v Hamilton match with Stewart on duty at Alloa.

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