The SFA’s long drawn out treatment of Nathan Patterson and his Covidiot team-mates is attracting attention of fans suspicious of the football authorities.
Five Ibrox stars were issued with Fixed Penalties in the early hours of February 14 after attending a ‘house party’ in Glasgow’s west end.
Four days later Steven Gerrard named the players involved and announced internal disciplinary procedures.
Six weeks later the SFA has still to take any action. Last Thursday a Disciplinary Meeting was held with the bizarre announcement to favoured outlets that no outcome would be announced for four days. Last night the Daily Record announced that a further day had been added.
The treatment of Patterson is in stark contrast to others. On August 10 it emerged that Boli Bolingoli had travelled to Spain and not self isolated on return, on August 28 he was given a three match suspension.
On November 2 Jordan Jones and George Edmondson were caught attending a house party, on November 19 they were handed seven match suspensions.
Five days after Patterson got his Fixed Penalty James Tavernier suffered a sore leg.
13th of February 5 Sevco players charged by @policescotland
for breaking Covid laws. 29th of March @ScottishFA yet again delay any punishment and yet @CelticFC
were punished immediately on return from Dubai and didn’t break any laws! Why? @CelticFCSLO https://t.co/4CnJYnTczw
— Michael McCahill ? (@MickMcCahill) March 29, 2021
My thoughts exactly Billy.
— Michael McCahill ? (@MickMcCahill) March 30, 2021
Has Celtic asked why this situation has occurred
— PossilBhoy (@TamPatterson67) March 29, 2021
Imagine you had a CEO that would challenge that .. or sail off into the sunset a multi millionaire on the back of our money
— Skippy (@JohannMurdoch) March 29, 2021
Rules what Rules??
— ThommyJ12 (@J12Thommy) March 30, 2021
Do you really need to ask that question mick. ?
— 9 in a row ?? (@brucebrockett1) March 29, 2021
Tav must no be fit still
— Sean Mccullagh (@SeanMccullagh13) March 30, 2021
Expected from football authorities but poor from Celtic not to have brought this up by now
— Gerry Murdoch (@MurdochGerry) March 29, 2021
Did anything happen to them when they car shared and were with fans without masks etc. At the start of the month?
— Gallowglasses (@GlassesGallow) March 29, 2021
Were these law breaking players ‘legally’ available for selection? or did Sevco, like the oldco, flaunt the rules?
— Palma Bhoy (@Palma_Bhoy) March 30, 2021