Nicola Sturgeon is 'furious' as Aberdeen football players required to self-isolate after pub visit

The First Minister has also announced stronger mandatory rules in Aberdeen city.

Nicola Sturgeon says Aberdeen players "blatantly broke" the rules on coronavirus, describing their behaviour as "completely unacceptable"

The First Minister criticised the football team at her daily press conference after the news broke that eight players were instructed to self - isolate for two weeks following two positive tests.

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The First Minister criticised the football players at her daily press conference

Reports from the city claim that all eight of the players were out in a bar in Aberdeen on Saturday night after they lost to Rangers in their first competitive Scottish match since before lockdown.

Ms Sturgeon condemned the action, saying: “That was not responsible behaviour” and added: ““Footballers are role models...and they should behave accordingly.

“They blatantly broke the rules that had been agreed between the SFA, the SPFL, and the Scottish government, which – to put it mildly – is completely unacceptable.

“I am pretty furious about this situation - it shouldn’t have happened “

It was confirmed earlier that the match between Aberdeen FC and St Johnstone FC, scheduled for Saturday, will not go ahead.

Ms Sturgeon also announced that it will now mandatory for hospitality venues to take the details of customers to ensure that Test and Protect can “function effectively.”

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