Queen of the South admit 'total error of judgement' as club issue further George Galloway apology

Queen of the South have issued a second apology in response to criticism for allowing politician George Galloway and his family to attend their Boxing Day match against Dundee.

George Galloway pictured at the Queen of the South match against Dundee with his family. Pic: SNS Group
George Galloway pictured at the Queen of the South match against Dundee with his family. Pic: SNS Group

Galloway recently moved to Dumfries and Galloway and was a spectator at Palmerston Park as the home side fell to a 3-1 defeat.

He wrote about the match on his Twitter account, praising Charlie Adam 's performance in the Championship clash.

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His post sparked complaints from fans as the former Glasgow Kelvin MP was allowed to attend despite supporters being barred from grounds up and down the country.

Club directors are allowed to attend but are not allowed to bring guests

The club issued an initial statement on Sunday apologising to supporters while insisting that Mr Galloway formed a bubble with his family and that all Covid protocols were followed.

However, after further condemnation from fans, the club has issued another apology this morning, where it admitted to a ‘total error of judgement’ after initially granting Mr Galloway permission to attend when the local authority was still in tier one.

The statement read: “Reflecting on our statement to the fans last night we realise that we should have given a fuller apology.

“George Galloway was granted permission to attend our game against Dundee when Dumfries and Galloway was in tier one and fans were being allowed back into matches. We however accept that we should’ve readdressed the decision once the rules changed and should’ve informed Mr Galloway that he could no longer attend the match.

“We realise it was a total error of judgement and we should have been more considerate of our loyal supporters.

“We would again like to issue an unreserved apology to our fans and would like to reassure them that we fully accept and understand their anger. It was a genuine mistake that shouldn’t have been made.

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“As we navigate our way through some tough times both on and off the park your valued support is needed more than ever.”

Queen of the South are currently bottom of the Scottish Championship table with just one win from their opening nine matches.

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