Saturday, January 5, 2008

SPL Postpone Motherwell Match With Celtic

The Scottish Premier League have agreed to postpone Motherwell's home game with Celtic at Fir Park Sunday in the wake of captain Phil O'Donnell's death.

Motherwell's match with Hibernian, (as well as Celtic's Match with Rangers) which was scheduled for Wednesday, was cancelled after O'Donnell, 35, after suffered a suspected seizure in their contest with Dundee United Saturday afternoon.

Now it has been agreed that their game against the champions will also be rearranged following a plea from the O'Donnell family.

SPL chairman Lex Gold said: "We understand from Phil's family that they would appreciate it if the Motherwell v Celtic game scheduled for Sunday January 6 could be postponed.

"Both clubs are happy to meet the request and we have called the game off."

The decision has been given the full backing of Motherwell manager Mark McGhee.


It seems more than appropriate to postpone this match as well, as O'Donnell played for both clubs, and because of its proximity to the funeral.

RIP Phil O'Donnell,



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