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Shameless Ibrox club appeal their Covidiot suspensions

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After enjoying a 44 day wait before the SFA decided to punish their Covidiots the club from Ibrox has decided to appeal against four match bans for five of their players.

Back in August Celtic had two matches postponed and Boli Bolingoli suspended with 18 days of a trip to Spain coming to light with the Belgian failing to self-isolate.

In November it took 17 days for Jordan Jones and George Edmundson to be suspended for seven matches after they were given Fixed Penalties for attending a house party.

On February 13/14 Nathan Patterson, Calvin Bassey, Brian Kinnear, Dapo Mebude and Bongani Zungu were caught at a party and issued with Fixed Penalties. On February 18 James Tavernier got a sore leg.

The SFA seemed very reluctant to deal with the matter but 44 days after being fined by Police Scotland the players were given four match suspensions but tonight the SFA website sheepishly revealed:

Disciplinary Rule 77 – A recognised football body, club, official, Team Official, other member of Team Staff, player, match official or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA shall, at all times, act in the best interests of Association Football. Furthermore such person or body shall not act in any manner which is improper or use any one, or a combination of, violent Conduct, serious foul play, threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting words or behaviour.

Principal hearing date: Thursday, 25 March 2021

Outcome: Suspension of 6 matches applied as follows: 4 matches immediate and 2 matches suspended until End of Season 2020/21.

Determinations being appealed. Appeals Hearing date to be confirmed.

With no date set for an appeal there could be another convenient, lengthy delay before an appeal is heard.

The appeal allows the players to be involved in Sunday’s Scottish Cup tie against Cove Rangers. Had the suspensions stood the players would have missed two cup ties, assuming no miracle on Sunday, plus SPFL matches against St Johnstone and Hibs.

No action has been taken by the SFA over the multiple rule breaking on March 6/7 when players were screaming ou a Dressing Room window encouraging law breakers or drinking in front of fans behind a fence or car sharing while boozing.

In 33 SPFL Premiership matches this season no Ibrox players have been sent off with no penalties awarded against Steven Gerrard’s side.

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