Clyde midfielder Ally Love has blasted Scottish football bosses for sanctioning Celtic ‘s “training and pints” in Dubai but shutting down the lower leagues.
All professional leagues below the Championship have been placed into a three week shutdown as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to surge.
That bombshell development followed the club’s return from their controversial trip to the UAE.
And now Bully Wee star Love has posted a furious Tweet aimed at the authorities after their decision to put the lower leagues in cold storage.
He wrote: “Go to dubai for training and pints across the other side of the world. (Sound) and keep playing when you are back. BUT.. lets cancel all the other leagues. BUT.. lets cancel all the other leagues. #Farce”
The Scottish Cup has also been put on pause due to the virus’ rampant spread, with SFA president Rod Petrie insisting the risk of competitions continuing at current prevalence without regular testing is too significant.
He said: “The Scottish FA is well aware of the efforts all clubs take to comply with the exacting protocols that were conditional on elite football being given an exemption to continue amid the pandemic.
“Nonetheless the continuation of football at all levels has weighed increasingly heavy on me as president, my colleagues on the board and the Joint Response Group as we have watched the new strain of the virus spread rapidly.
“While the national sport has been afforded the privilege of elite sporting exemption, the risk of mass transportation of untested, largely part-time players is something that cannot be sustained as the cases continue to rise and available hospital beds become increasingly scarce.
“After discussions with the SPFL, the Premiership and Championship will continue on the proviso that both adhere to the existing testing regime. The vast majority of teams in those divisions are full-time professional clubs and so the risk of transmission remains manageably low. The cost implications to lower-division clubs was one factor but so too the realisation that many – with some notable exceptions – consist of part-time players who are either prevented from working due to the virus or have to work.
“In either case, the risk is currently too great amid the developing nationwide spread of the virus.”