Celtic plan for fan return rejected by Scottish government

Celtic's plan to use Sunday's Scottish Premiership game with Motherwell as a test event with fans has been rejected by the Scottish government.

Celtic wanted up to 1,000 fans to attend but sports minister Joe Fitzpatrick has turned down the plan.

The first sports event in Scotland with fans since lockdown will be Friday's Pro14 match between Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors.

A crowd of 700 will be allowed inside Murrayfield.

A limited number of fans are expected to return to stadia more widely from 14 September.

However, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she wanted test events to take place before the go-ahead is given for a general return.

Ross County have confirmed they have put themselves forward to host one of those matches, with the club thought to be working towards the visit of Celtic on 12 September.

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