COPS have fired a warning to the football club at the heart of a scandal over a former Glasgow MP's trip to watch a Boxing Day match.  

Queen of the South officials were reminded of their "responsibilities" in lockdown after George Galloway was allowed in to see their clash against Dundee on Saturday. However, officers confirmed no further action will be taken against the club. 

The once Glasgow Kelvin MP attended the game in Dumfries with his family, sharing a picture on social media. Under current level four restrictions, supporters are not allowed inside stadia across Scotland

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Queens have since issued two apologies for the incident with Mr Galloway defending his visit on the basis he was giving publicity to the team. 

In a statement, a Police Scotland spokesman said: "We have spoken to Queen of the South to explain the legislation and remind the club of their responsibilities to comply with the law.

"Police Scotland will not be taking any further action in relation to this matter."

Earlier today, the club offered a second apology to fans, writing in a statement: "Reflecting on our statement to the fans last night we realise that we should have given a fuller apology.

"George Galloway was granted permission to attend our game against Dundee when Dumfries and Galloway was in tier one and fans were being allowed back into matches.

"We however accept that we should’ve readdressed the decision once the rules changed and should’ve informed Mr Galloway that he could no longer attend the match.

"We realise it was a total error of judgement and we should have been more considerate of our loyal supporters.

"We would again like to issue an unreserved apology to our fans and would like to reassure them that we fully accept and understand their anger. It was a genuine mistake that shouldn’t have been made.

"As we navigate our way through some tough times both on and off the park your valued support is needed more than ever."

Mr Galloway served as the Labour MP for Glasgow Kelvin from 1987 until 2003, when he was expelled from the party. He held onto his seat until 2005.