SPFL Appeals to Scottish Government as Holyrood Charged with “Disparity” in Approach to Restarting Premiership


Leading Scottish clubs have begged the government to start playing pre-season friendlies. Record Sport may reveal that Holyrood has not yet given the green light for the rebound matches to be held behind closed doors as time is running out towards a proposed Premiership restart in less than four weeks.

There is still no formal Prime Minister’s approval for the FBCL’s plan to start the new campaign as scheduled on August 1.

A series of restart proposals, including friendlies between leading rival clubs, have been sent to Parliament in Edinburgh but have not yet received the green light.

Clubs are increasingly concerned about the apparent lack of urgency to restart the national game.

We revealed on Friday how the clubs reacted angrily after Nicola Sturgeon and clinical director Jason Leitch hinted that fans could be sacked until November.

As tensions rise behind the scenes, Scottish clubs are now seeking to have the government let them back
business of playing practice matches.

A club boss said: “If you look around, the European leagues have restarted and the supporters are back in the stadiums.

“In this country, not only has the league season been abandoned, but our clubs have been told that we cannot even play rebound games behind closed doors.

“We hope to get kicked off in the next few days, but that highlights the disparity in the way football in this country is treated by our own politicians. We haven’t even been told yet if they would approve the August 1 start date, so that’s obviously a major concern. “


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