The Sunday Post (Inverness)

Cup confusion after funeral plans are released for next Saturday


Doubt has been cast on next Saturday’s Scottish Cup ties – including the Old Firm showdown at Ibrox – after the plans for the funeral of Prince Philip were announced yesterday.

It will take place at 3pm on Saturday, with a national minute’s silence planned for the same time.

With four ties scheduled to kick-off at that time, and the Glasgow derby starting an hour later, the issue is clear.

A Scottish FA statement said last night: “In light of confirmati­on that the funeral of HRH Prince Philip will take place next Saturday at 3pm, we have entered dialogue with the relevant stakeholde­rs with regard to Scottish Cup Fourth Round fixtures scheduled on that day.

“We will update participat­ing clubs, supporters and partners in due course.” With any postponeme­nt of Scottish Cup ties possibly having a knock-on effect for league fixtures, as well as games in the three leagues below the Premiershi­p, the SPFL also released a statement last night.

It read: “Following the announceme­nt that HRH Prince Philip’s funeral will be next Saturday at 3pm, we will be liaising with the Scottish FA and other stakeholde­rs regarding next weekend’s matches, and will update clubs as soon as possible.”

 ??  ?? There are doubts over Rangers and Celtic locking horns on Saturday
There are doubts over Rangers and Celtic locking horns on Saturday

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