Dave Cormack

Dave Cormack Calls For Talks With Nicola Sturgeon and Jason Leitch

Aberdeen chairman, Dave Cormack has called for talks with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and national clinical director Professor Jason Leitch to discuss fans returning to stadiums in Scotland.

Cormack posted a series of tweets, after earlier this week Commercial Director, Rob Wicks revealed the club will face a £5m loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his tweets, Dave said:  “Scottish football, thru Club Community Trusts, invests at least £10m each year back into our communities.  At Aberdeen we employ 40 staff dedicated to our outreach programmes.  The Outcomes data from Scottish Football’s contribution to society is compelling!

“Scottish Football’s investment in academies also runs into the millions every single year.  At Aberdeen, it’s £1.5m a year.  Our U21 national team is on the brink of reaching their finals too.  Arguably, these boys are the best group of young players we’ve developed.

“What about fairness in restrictions.  The highly regulated tests we’ve pulled off should be no surprise to Jason Leithc who told Clubs outdoor fresh air events in stadiums were more palatable than indoor events. Witness the unregulated, hopefully isolated, mess Thursday night!

“Some clubs have reluctantly cut back on community programmes and academies to stay competitive at first team level.  It’s called survival!  What Scottish fooball needs is urgent dialogue, encouragement and a plan to get fans back safely.  Will Nicola Sturgeon and Jason Leitch meet us?

“Finally, it’s about time we as Scottish football fans stood up for the good we do, the lives we touch and the positivity we bring to our communities.  If we as fans don’t stand up for Scottish football… who else will!  For us…. Nothing Matters More!”