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Fighting Match Forfeits For Covid-19: The Cases Of St Mirren & Kilmarnock FC

Fighting Match Forfeits For Covid-19: The Cases Of St Mirren & Kilmarnock FC
Monday, 15 February 2021 By Gavin Brogan

This article discusses the recent appeal by Scottish football teams St Mirren FC and Kilmarnock FC, in which they successfully overturned a decision to forfeit fixtures that they had been unable to play due to an outbreak of Covid-19 within their squad.  Specifically it looks at:

  • Background: the effects of Covid-19 on Scottish football 
  • The case of Kilmarnock Football Club
  • The case of St Mirren Football Club
  • Allegations by the Scottish Professional Football League
  • Tribunal decision
  • Appeal
  • Comment

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Gavin Brogan

Gavin Brogan

Gavin is a Partner, Digby Brown, one of Scotland's largest specialist litigation firms. He undertook a commercial traineeship at Dentons in Glasgow and Edinburgh before moving to his current firm where he specialises in reparation litigation.

Gavin maintains an interest in sports related legal matters and holds a Masters in International Sports Law from Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE), in Madrid. Gavin is also a Disciplinary Panel Member of Scottish Athletics and England Boxing.

Gavin is a keen amateur footballer. During his time at Glasgow University, he played for the Glasgow University amateur football team that qualified for the professional Scottish Cup.

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