Scottish footballers want artificial surfaces banned

Scottish Premiership players want artificial surfaces banned in the top flight, according to PFA Scotland, in a report on www.bbc.com. A players union’ petition circulated around the other nine clubs received signatures from every player stating they were against their use. Chairman and St Johnstone midfielder Liam Craig said they believe that removing them “will have a positive impact on our game in Scotland.”

He says the surfaces adversely impact player movement, performance and recovery – and potentially their livelihoods.

A petition with players’ signatures will be delivered to the Scottish Professional Football League calling for action over artificial pitches – and the general standard of all pitches in senior football.

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