Michael Johnson shares his disbelief over Covid sporting restrictions in Scotland


Olympic legend, Michael Johnson has expressed confusion over the current restrictions in Scotland after being told of the return of massive crowds as restrictions begin to ease again.

The 12-time gold medalist shared a tweet outlining the current restrictions on Scottish sport and athletics.

The original tweet, shared by a frustrated Scottish athlete, shows photos of friends meeting in a pub drinking, football fans in stadiums and athletes indoors.

The caption read: “Only one of these activities is currently considered unsafe in Scotland. Looks like indoor athletics has fallen victim to disproportionate and illogical restrictions. Please reconsider @MareeToddMSP @scotgov.”

Restrictions on indoor and outdoor events were put in place in Scotland on December 26. For three weeks, there was a limit of 500 spectators for outdoor events, 200 spectators for indoor seated events and a limit of 100 for indoor standing events.

Indoor training is still allowed for runners and athletes, but according to the official Scottish Athletics website, some running events are classed as contact sports and are therefore not allowed to take place.

Now the limits on outdoor events are lifted tomorrow, meaning Scottish outdoor sport will see the return of crowds as large as 60,000, but indoor events will remain restricted for at least a week.

Current restrictions mean adult track events with a break (200m and above) cannot take place, and Scottish sporting events due to be held on January 3 and 8 have been cancelled.

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Michael Johnson, who previously held the 200m and 400m world record, drew attention to the post and shared it on his own social media which has 150,000 followers.

Expressing his disbelief, he simply asked, “What?!”

Scottish Sun reporter Chris Musson shared the Olympic legend’s tweet.#

He said: “One of the greatest athletes of all time, expressing his disbelief at the Scottish Government’s continued restrictions on sport.

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