Celtic’s Boli Bolingoli gets three-game ban; ‘Aberdeen eight’ receive three-match suspended ban

28 August 2020 0 By Total Football News
Boli Bolingoli featured as a late substitute in Celtic's draw at Kilmarnock on 9 August

Celtic's Boli Bolingoli has been given a three-game ban for his quarantine breach, with a further two-match penalty suspended until 28 February.

Bolingoli travelled to Spain, did not isolate and then played at Kilmarnock.

The 'Aberdeen eight' have each received a suspended three-game ban.

Aberdeen's Bruce Anderson, Craig Bryson, Sam Cosgrove, Michael Devlin, Jonny Hayes, Matty Kennedy, Dylan McGeouch and Scott McKenna flouted lockdown by visiting a bar on 1 August.

The nine players learned their fate at a Scottish FA hearing on Friday. Aberdeen are "satisfied with the outcome", said manager Derek McInnes.

"The players have had their punishment, both from the club and via public sentiment, and I am grateful we can all now move on," added McInnes.

The suspended bans will come into effect if the players are again charged with bringing football into disrepute or failing to comply with the laws of the game before 28 February.

Following the eight Aberdeen players' night out at a city-centre bar linked to a Covid-19 outbreak, two tested positive, and the club had three matches postponed.

In relation to the breaches, Celtic - who had two games called off as a result of Bolingoli's transgression - and Aberdeen are being investigated by the SPFL.

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