St Mirren charged with breaching coronavirus protocols ahead of postponed games
The Paisley club faces a Scottish Professional Football League disciplinary hearing next month. St Mirren has been charged with breaching coronavirus protocols ahead of two postponed fixtures.
The Paisley club faces a Scottish Professional Football League disciplinary hearing next month.
Saints could not fulfil fixtures against Motherwell and Hamilton and could now lose the points from both games.
The league stated that it was “alleged that St Mirren FC breached the SPFL’s Covid-19 regulations”.
St Mirren declared they would “robustly” defend themselves against the accusations.
The Buddies saw two players test positive and a third told to self-isolate at the start of the week leading up to the scheduled visit of Motherwell on October 17.
A further positive test prompted the game to postponed. Inside three hours of kick-off after Mirren told SPFL. They only had eight outfield players and four goalkeepers.
After further positive tests the following week. Mirren, only 11 players available. And the visit of Hamilton called off on Friday evening.
Motherwell could set to get two 3-0 wins. After Kilmarnock earlier charged with the same offence. After their entire first-team squad ordered to self-isolate. Following six positive cases ahead of Steelmen’s scheduled visit to Rugby Park.
A sub-committee of the SPFL board, chaired by an independent legally-qualified professional, will hear cases against both Saints and Killie on November 10-11.
Kilmarnock previously vowed to defend their position fully.