Kilmarnock insist the decision to postpone tonight’s Clydesdale Bank Premier League visit of Celtic was correct.
Kilmarnock elected not to respond to criticism from Parkhead chief executive Peter Lawwell that they were blame for the postponement as the big freeze decimated the midweek SPL programme.
An SPL statement said tonight’s match was not going ahead due to “approach roads to the stadium being declared unsafe by the police”.
Last night’s game between Aberdeen and Falkirk and tonight’s games at Hamilton and St Johnstone fell by the wayside for similar reasons, while Hearts v Motherwell is subject to a 2pm inspection.
In the wake of yesterday’s postponement, Kilmarnock issued a statement explaining the decision made by Strathclyde Police’s Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Bill Fitzpatrick.
It read: “Having examined the stadium and its immediate environs on each of the previous two days, Strathclyde Police cannot guarantee that the football match scheduled for Wednesday night could be held without considerable and unacceptable risk to spectators and others attending the match.
“Extreme weather conditions have resulted in thick compacted ice covering large areas of the approaches to the stadium. This has proved resistant to mitigation.”