Perth and North Perthshire MP Pete Wishart has called on Saint Johnstone Fans to enjoy the Scottish Cup final responsibly.
This comes after Rangers’ Scottish Premiership title celebrations were marred by a huge number of fans descending on Glasgow and breaching Covid restrictions.
Saint Johnstone are hunting for their second cup of the year after winning the League Cup earlier in the year and Pete Wishart had this too say,
“I am absolutely thrilled that St Johnstone have reached the Scottish Cup Final and I will be glued to the match like much of Perthshire. I don’t want to put a dampener on the weekend, but I want to remind people that they should continue to follow all of the public health advice, to ensure that we maintain our relatively low levels of the virus. People should not attend large gatherings and anyone in doubt should visit www.gov.scot for a reminder of the current rules.”
Perth like much of mainland Scotland are in level 2 restrictions, which allows 8 people to meet outside, and Pete Wishart explains that fans should celebrate in a safe manner that doesn’t put people at risk, after all the hard work we have put in over the last 15 months,
“I do not underestimate the excitement and the significance of this weekend for Saints fans, but I would just urge a bit of common sense to ensure we do not endanger our fellow fans, friends and families. I hope that Saints fans across Perthshire, and indeed globally, will be able to enjoy the match whilst still following all public health measures. I wish the club all the best, and I hope that we will be celebrating a second Scottish Cup Final win.”
A win for Saints will land them in the Europa League, but thanks to Hibernian’s league position and involvement in the Cup it means that Saint Johnstone will get European football next season and if the restrictions easing it means that come next season, we can all get back into stadiums and celebrate Saints in Europe.