Aberdeen players who broke lockdown principles by going to a bar enjoy apologised for a “enormous error of judgement”.
The eight players are Bruce Anderson, Craig Bryson, Sam Cosgrove, Michael Devlin, Jonny Hayes, Matthew Kennedy, Dylan McGeouch and Scott McKenna.
Two examined particular for Covid-19 and 6 are self-environment apart after coming into “close proximity” last Saturday.
The Dons’ Scottish Premiership match at St Johnstone on Saturday used to be postponed which potential that.
“We as soon as again apologise unreservedly,” the eight players acknowledged in a joint statement.
“We, as a diminutive neighborhood of players, made a large error of judgement last weekend by pondering it used to be OK to hunt suggestion from a city centre venue collectively.
“None of us can also enjoy foreseen the escalation of Covid-19 cases within the Grampian situation.”
The players acknowledged they did not “deliberately are attempting to flaunt or disobey authorities pointers, which all of us must adhere to, nor certainly the determined pointers deliver out by the membership”.
“This used to be below no cases a team night time out as has been portrayed,” the statement added.
“While we tried to conform with authorities social distancing pointers, we now recognise our neighborhood of eight exceeded the possibility of households approved to meet up.
“This used to be a accurate error on our phase as professional soccer players, and in doing so, we now enjoy let our supervisor down.”
Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described herself as “dazzling furious”, adding that the eight players “blatantly broke the foundations”.
“We’re attempting forward to members of the general public to behave in a highly precautionary manner correct now and, when a soccer membership ends up with players infected with Covid – and let’s remember here’s not through negative luck but through determined breaches of the foundations – we are in a position to’t purchase even the diminutive probability that they unfold the infection to different parts of the country,” she added.
A gathering between membership managers, team captains and nationwide medical director Jason Leitch will happen on Monday.