Bangor 1876 kicked out of Welsh Cup by FAW after its players followed Covid rules
Bangor 1876 has been kicked out of the Welsh Cup by the Football Association of Wales (FAW) for “not fulfilling” its fixture.
The club was unable to play a 2nd Round Qualifying game against Llanerch-y-medd on Saturday 24 July because a number of its players were self-isolating after they followed Covid-19 rules.
It was informed by a member of the squad on the morning of Friday, 23 July that he had taken lateral flow test for coronavirus which proved positive. It was later confirmed by a PCR test.
Because of that, the Club was told by the Gwynedd Test, Trace, and Protect team that relevant members of the squad would have to self-isolate until 31 July.
After finding out the news, the FAW’s National Club Board it had “already agreed the outcome of such circumstances, prior to the JD Welsh Cup Qualifying Round 1.”
It added: “The Board unanimously agreed that if a Club is unable to fulfil a fixture on the date, it will be regarded as an unfulfilled fixture and that club will forfeit their place in the competition.”
The Board of 1876 has decided to lodge a protest with the FAW in response to being kicked out of the Welsh Cup.
A Bangor 1876 club statement said: “We are of the opinion that important principles are at stake, and that these are relevant to all clubs and, particularly so, when COVID-19 strikes”.
The Club added that it will not comment further until the formal protest process has ended