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Scottish football bodies “considering streaming” as an option

Said to be considering options if matches have to be played behind closed doors

The Scottish Football Association and Scottish Professional Football Leagues are reportedly looking at streaming matches if the decision is taken to play games behind closed doors due to corornavirus.

The so-called “3pm blackout” on Saturday football matches has been in effect since the 1960s. However, according to STV, parties involved are now considering whether to lift that restriction for as long as necessary.

They are said to be looking at both traditional broadcast and streaming platforms as a way to let fans watch their teams, although there are no details of which platforms the matches would be available on.

An SPFL spokesperson told STV: “It’s way too early to speculate and we are focusing on this weekend’s fixtures.”

Scottish side Rangers has already announced its game against Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League on Thursday will be played behind closed doors due to the outbreak.