Sfa Chief In Twitter Storm

Last updated : 31 December 2011 By Queens Mad

n128628097485_4786SFA chief Stewart Regan in Twitter storm after claiming no footballers worked in Scotland on Boxing Day ... Reports the Daily Record

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan sparked a Twitter frenzy after wrongly claiming that no footballers had played on Boxing Day in Scotland - despite 11 matches going ahead in the SFL.

Regan, responding to a Tweet which said football administrators should be at work on days when footballers are working, stated: "no footballers worked Xmas Day or Boxing Day either in Scotland".

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The slip was immediately pounced upon by fans of clubs in the first, second and third divisions who had left their homes to support their teams on Boxing Day.

In addition, many pointed out that players delayed their turkey dinners and reported for training on Christmas Day in preparation for their matches 24 hours later.

Four hours after his initial faux pas Regan, who could not be contacted because the SFA office was closed, reasoned that he had been commenting on a thread relating specifically to Old Firm players.

He Tweeted: "The thread related to Celtic and Rangers footballers who had played on Saturday and whose next match was not until this week."

Regan added: "A training session is a little different to a full day in the office for admin staff over the holiday period".

But his explanation cut no ice with supporters.

One exasperated fan Tweeted: "Hardly reassuring when the chief exec of the SFA @StewartRegan doesn't know there was a full fixture list outside the SPL on Boxing Day" while another said: "This man runs the SFA!!!"