Queen of the South have issued “a fuller apology” to followers amid a backlash over politician George Galloway attending Saturday’s match with Dundee.
The 66-year-old, who was current along with his household, tweeted a photograph throughout the Scottish Championship recreation in Dumfries.
The picture provoked an offended response from supporters not allowed to attend attributable to Covid-19 restrictions.
Having apologised on Sunday, Queens added on Monday that they “absolutely settle for and perceive” the followers’ anger.
The membership insists Galloway was given permission to attend when Dumfries was in tier one among lockdown, which allows a partial crowd at video games.
However mainland Scotland was put into tier 4 at midnight on Christmas Day, which forbids stadia being open to spectators, and Queens admit they “ought to’ve knowledgeable Mr Galloway that he might now not attend the match”.
“We realise it was a complete error of judgement and we must always have been extra thoughtful of our loyal supporters,” the membership added.
“We’d once more wish to concern an unreserved apology to our followers. It was a real mistake that should not have been made.”
The previous MP, who initially tagged Dundee’s Charlie Adam in his tweet throughout the recreation’s first half, took to the social media web site to defend his attendance, claiming he lives in Dumfries and Galloway, has a season ticket and “is about to grow to be a sponsor”.
One supporter wrote on Twitter it left “a nasty style within the mouth”, whereas former Queens participant Colin McMenamin described Galloway’s admittance as “fairly shameful”, insisting that the membership had “let their followers down”.
Queen of the South lost the match 3-1 and stay backside of the Scottish second tier.