Hope As Aberdeen v Hibs Being Lined Up For Limited Return of Fans

An appeal has been made to the Scottish Government to further relax rules for the country’s professional clubs with the hope that the go ahead will be given for the return of a limited number of fans to Pittodrie next week.

It is hoped that around 300 supporters will be able to attend the Aberdeen v Hibs match on Friday 6 November.  Ross County could be given the same approval for their match against Livingston.

Scottish football has become increasingly frustrated by the lack of action from the Scottish Government on the matter.

Aberdeen chairman confirmed that we applied for a second test event for the Celtic match last Sunday to include 1,000 fans, but that was rejected by the Scottish Government.

The Scottish Government however did confirm that the first test was a success and the latest plan was robust and in excellent shape.

Clearly frustrated, Dave Cormack said on Twitter: “@jasonleitch told SPFL execs that outdoor events like football were much more palatable than indoor events. Meanwhile flights are at 100% capacity with recycled air & no social distancing. Hundreds of thousands of fans eagerly await Clubs & @scotgov coming up with a real plan.

“Not one single positive case has emerged from the 300 who attended our first test. We are NOT asking for carte blanche… these are “Test Events”… NOT a commitment for multiple games!”