FOOTBALL fans have been reported singing anti-vaccine and anti-Nicola Sturgeon songs at a Hibernian v Aberdeen match.

A video shared on social media showed young fans chanting against the booster dose of the Covid vaccine.

Sharing the video on Twitter, Amy Frailalo said: “Don’t be angry at football fans for feeling this way, instead question why that is.

“It’s because this government always throw us under the bus at the first opportunity.”

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It comes after Nicola Sturgeon announced that new restrictions to tackle the spread of Omicron will effectively make football “spectator free”.

There were also reports that some fans sang anti-Sturgeon chants at the match.

While no changes to coronavirus rules will be made before Christmas, from December 26 there will be a limit on the number of people who can attend public events that will run for three weeks.

And from December 27 people are being asked to limit contacts as much as they can and this advice will continue over the New Year period and into the first week in January. After that, the guidance will be reviewed.

For indoor standing events, the limit on people will be 100, for indoor seated events it will be 200, and for outdoor events, it will be 500 seated or standing.

The National: Deputy First Minister John Swinney

John Swinney said the Scottish Football League Cup Final could 'well have been' a Covid super spreader event

Speaking on Thursday, John Swinney defended the curbs on football games, saying the 500-limit for outdoor events "sends a clear signal".

He said while it was "no perfect science", the Scottish Government is trying to send a message to Scots to limit their level of social interaction to curb the surge of Omicron.

On Tuesday, John Swinney said the Scottish Football League Cup Final “could well have been” a super spreader Covid-19 event.

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BBC Scotland Drivetime presenter Nick Sheridan asked Swinney: “Was the Cup Final a super spreader event and why did it go ahead?”

Swinney replied: “It could well be.

“I think it stands to reason that if we have large numbers of people, 50,000 fans travelling towards a sporting event in one particular part of the country, using multiple modes of transport and interacting with each other – there is a very high danger that will be a super spreader event.

“I regret the fact we didn’t make this decision earlier.”

A Scottish Government spokesperson said: “Scotland has the highest vaccination rate of all UK nations for first, second and third doses and we are encouraging all those eligible to come forward for their booster vaccination.

“We will continue to do all that we can to make sure people in Scotland are offered the greatest possible protection from vaccination, as quickly as we can.”