Sky Sports drops coverage of Celtic match postponed due to Boli Bolingoli's unauthorised trip to Spain

New date for game with St Mirren

Boli Bolingoli was banned for eight games, three of which were suspended.
Boli Bolingoli was banned for eight games, three of which were suspended.

A new date has been announced for the Premiership match between St Mirren and Celtic which was postponed when the Parkhead club’s defender Boli Bolingoli broke coronavirus protocols.

The left-back went on an unauthorised trip to Spain and failed to quarantine on his return.

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The Bolingoli incident followed a breach of protocol by eight Aberdeen players who visited a city centre pub.

The Scottish Government admitted it was considering a suspension of football due to the breach but First Minister Nicola Sturgeon eventually let Scottish football off with a “yellow card”.

However, two Celtic games were postponed; the match against Aberdeen on 15 August and the clash with St Mirren which was originally due to take place on 12 August.

Bolingoli was later banned by the SFA for eight matches, three of which were suspended.

He was also issued with a fixed penalty notice by the police.

The match with St Mirren in Paisley has been now rescheduled for Wednesday 16 September and will kick off at 7:45pm.

The fixture was originally due to be screened live by Sky Sports but the broadcaster will not now show the game.

Meanwhile, the Aberdeen v Motherwell match scheduled for Saturday 19 September has been rearranged for the following day (3pm) due to both clubs’ Europa League commitments.

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Aberdeen face Viking Stavanger in Norway on Thursday 17 September while Motherwell take on Coleraine in Northern Ireland on the same night.

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