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Aberdeen players test positive for Covid-19

So now 8 players have to self-isolate and will miss three Scottish Premiership matches

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53682640

This is on top of the city being put in lockdown due to an outbreak in the city.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-53672793

Despite this, they're still going to carry on playing.
Aren't they putting players at risk? And since people (players, coaches, medical staff, etc.) will travel, isn't there a chance of spreading it further?
Could we see the same happening to teams in the PL?

posted on 7/8/20

Not gonna argue it should be called off, but with whats going on in Aberdeen it would make sense surely?

posted on 7/8/20

There's going to be local spikes, if we call off every game that involves a team in that area the next season is going to be even more of a mess than this one.

The governing body have put in the money to have their footballers and staff rigirously tested (plus I imagine the ground is cleaned 50x over) with the intention of carrying on throughout this crisis, footballers are arguably the safest people in the world right now.

posted on 7/8/20

But then they go fck it up by going to the busiest bars in the City

However, are we really bothered about the season being a mess, rather than worry about spikes?

posted on 7/8/20

If they get themselves infected then they get isolated and miss games, it's just added to the list of things a player can be absent for.

The mass testing funded by the governing body is to avoid these dominoes effects, quarantine positive results and let the negatives get on with it, it's worked perfectly well so far.

posted on 7/8/20

comment by Diafol Coch 77 (U2462)
posted 9 hours, 11 minutes ago
@FabrizioRomano 23 mins ago

The latest on Scottish club Aberdeen is that eight of their players have to isolate due to Covid after contracting it in a bar following Saturday's defeat to Rangers. #GraniteCity #Covid19
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But but but... RDD wont believe this. It never happened.

posted on 7/8/20

comment by Fan Gillhaus 1903 (U3339)
posted 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
Cosgorve, Main injured, Considine suspended

Apparently 4 were in Seoul on Sat night
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long way to go for a sat night pissss up

posted on 7/8/20

comment by peks - 1974 (U6618)
posted 20 minutes ago
comment by Fan Gillhaus 1903 (U3339)
posted 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
Cosgorve, Main injured, Considine suspended

Apparently 4 were in Seoul on Sat night
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long way to go for a sat night pissss up
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Well, now they can use the two weeks off as a mini Korea break

posted on 7/8/20

comment by Benjamin Kallman (U1734)
posted 8 hours, 58 minutes ago
Stay away from me Ivan
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posted on 7/8/20

Match called off

posted on 7/8/20

so what about Hamilton and Celtic, play 3 games in 14 days

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