East Fife face disciplinary action over their refusal to play Clyde after Covid test

East Fife could be punished by the Scottish FA for failing to fulfill their fixture with Clyde because of Covid concerns.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 9:34 pm
A previous Clyde v East Fife meeting - the Fifer face disciplinary action for refusing to play this week's game

The Bayview players, backed by manager Darren Young, said they would not take the field at Broadwood for the League 1 fixture after being told that a Clyde player had tested positive for Covid.

Clyde have claimed that the Joint Response Group had given the all clear for the game to be played, a claim which was disputed by the visitors.

Now the Fifers have been told they could be punished for their actions.

A statement from the SPFL said: "Following the call-off of the SPFL League 1 fixture between Clyde and East Fife last night, the SPFL has today (28 April) announced that disciplinary proceedings have commenced against East Fife for failing to fulfil the fixture.

"The disciplinary hearing will be held before a Sub-Committee of the Board of the SPFL on Thursday 29 April."