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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon didn't mince her words during her daily briefing on Friday as she ripped into the Aberdeen 8 over their night out own goal.
A pair of Dons players have tested positive for coronavirus and the dozy Pittodrie crew were scolded by the First Minister for their post-Rangers party as tomorrow's clash with St Johnstone was axed.
Scottish football's big return has now hit the skids after only two weeks with callers offering a variety of ways on how the selfish Aberdeen stars should be dealt with.
Bryan Allan emailed: "Aberdeen game off. If the players had stayed away from the pubs the game might have been on.
"Their actions might just screw up all Scottish football."
Stephen Johnstone, Ardentinny, said: "Scottish football is back and so is the coronavirus from St Mirren to Aberdeen.(Image: Daily Record)
"The time has come for the Scottish government and the SPFL to pull the plug on Scottish football.
"As the way its going it will end up like last season a pantomime and unfair relegation and titles awarded. Play safe. Enough is enough."
Bill Waugh, Glasgow, added: "Judging by their team’s performance these players were out partying before the Rangers game.
"Seriously, it shows their attitude to the current situation to their club families and fellow professionals."
And Derek Hay, Fife, said: “I'm a Dons fan and St Johnstone should be given three points and those players not given a wage for the time they're out.”
Joe Graham, Garrowhill, said: “Not a bad result for Rangers. We all know the game was lost at home and really there was no way back. It would have been too much to qualify for quarter finals and take on this season’s tournament as well. Gerrard must concentrate on 55 and stop this so called 10 in a row. We are on our way.”
Frank McFerran, Carrickfergus, said: “Rangers were never going to beat the Germans, personally I thought they did well. Bayer Leverkusen are an excellent team, we have a way to go yet before we can defeat those teams.”
But Lewis Doyle, Limerick, reckons Gerrard has sent out a mixed message over Morelos. He said: “Before the game the Rangers manager said Morelos is totally focused on the game ahead. Then after the game Gerrard said his eye is off the ball. Are Rangers fans going to wake up and smell the tea? The guy’s out of his depth. I only hope they win on Sunday as I wouldn't like any changes at Ibrox for the season ahead.”(Image: Getty Images)
Over to Celtic now and some callers reckon the Hoops need to loosen the purse strings.
Alex Greer emailed: “Once again Celtic’s biscuit tin mentality is allowing good players to slip through their fingers, players who actually want to come to the club, remember John McGinn for example? They can get Ivan Toney but as usual their dithering will cost them. They are more concerned getting Fletcher aged 33 and a loan deal with a West Ham squad player who nobody has heard of down south.”
Barriemore Barlow, Bowling, said: “Steven Fletcher? Oh no I hope not. I got same sinking feeling when Liam Brady made a move for Tony Cascarino and Ronny Deila went after Nadir Ciftci. His goal ratio for a central striker is a goal every 3.6 games not good enough for Celtic and when would he play anyway?”
But Robert Montgomery, Kirkconnel, said: “You just can’t please some of the Celtic support. They don’t want young unknown talented signings and now they don’t want an experienced and proven goal scorer in Steven Fletcher. We are going for 10 in a row and a few old heads wouldn’t go wrong in the team.”
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Back to the daily Celtic-Rangers ding-dong over league titles and Kevin Kean, Inchinnan, said: “I'm surprised that Rangers and their fans are still consumed with stopping 10IAR instead of concentrating on the fact if they do it means they have WON the Scottish Premiership and the prizes on offer await them. Stopping 10IAR is a secondary achievement surely?”
Paul Green, Carnwadric, added: “While Celtic continue to go on about their nine in a row even their most biased fans must acknowledge that 95 per cent of their domestic dominance is due to Rangers’ collapse and subsequent failure to recover quickly enough due to the charlatans and conmen that frequented the boardroom up until Dave king took over.
"It’s only in the last couple of years we have made the right steps to close the gap thanks to people that care about the club being in charge.”