image caption“Reffin’ and Blinding” is the headline on the front page of The Sun, the newspaper reporting that Nicola Sturgeon said she was tempted to swear at footballers accused of breaching Covid rules.
image captionThe first minister admitted it took all her power “not to stand here and use expletives” during her daily Covid briefing after hearing claims Rangers players ignored Covid restrictions, reports the Daily Record.
image captionThe Metro also leads with the story, the newspaper saying that Rangers has announced it launched an investigation following allegations that players attended a house party that was broken up by police.
image captionMs Sturgeon said she does not care which club is involved in Covid-19 breaches, but insisted football must “get its house in order”, reports the Glasgow Times.
image captionThe Herald says the first minister has threatened to close the border with England if the UK government refuses to fix a loophole in quarantine hotels.
image captionPrime Minister Boris Johnson has “brushed aside” Scottish government concerns over the loophole, which could allow international travellers to Scotland to avoid enforced quarantine by flying via an English airport, reports The Scotsman.
image captionThe Times says “early data” shows that the Covid vaccination programme is already reducing hospitalisation, deaths and transmission of the virus in the UK.
image captionThe first minister has warned that Scottish pensioners who have been vaccinated may not be able to reunite with their families for another three months, reports The Daily Telegraph.
image captionThe i newspapers says there is “chaos” with just 48 hours to go before the new hotel quarantine rules come into force across the whole of the UK, with higher risk passengers still able to mix freely with other travellers upon arrival.
image captionThe Daily Express pleads for the first minister to “just give us a plan for leaving lockdown”, saying the UK prime minister has struck a “positive note” in the fight against Covid-19.
image captionThe National says Danish politician Lykke Friis has urged Scotland to join the Nordic Council as she backs an independent Scotland rejoining the EU.
image captionThe Daily Mail says it can reveal the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to lose all of their remaining royal patronages, the revelation following an announcement that the couple have recorded a “tell-all” TV special with Oprah Winfrey.
image captionThe Daily Star also leads with the news that Harry and Meghan have recorded the programme with Oprah Winfrey, saying the “publicity shy couple” are yet again “trying to stay out of the limelight”.
image captionA man has been charged in connection with the death of a woman in Perthshire which is believed to have sparked a 12-hour siege in Dundee, reports The Courier.
image captionThe Evening Telegraph says the body of 44-year-old Michelle Lizanec was discovered at a house in Inchture on Saturday night. A 46-year-old man has been charged in connection with the death.
image captionThe Evening Express says the north-east is “turning the tide” on Covid-19, with new figures revealing the lowest levels of the virus since November.
image captionThe Edinburgh Evening News leads with the story of allegations that people were subject to “waterboarding” in a tower block in the city.
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