HIBS have moved to clear up chief executive Ben Kensell's 'blue side of Glasgow' comments surrounding the club's Covid outbreak.

Following the virus tearing through the Easter Road squad, Hibs' next two games against Ross County and Livingston were postponed

A total of 15 players have tested positive for coronavirus, with a further four self-isolating due to their vaccination status. 

A report in the Daily Record surfaced earlier this week in which a whistleblower claimed some of the players breached Covid protocols while staying in the Kingsmill Hotel in Inverness on Friday night.

This provoked a pointed dig from the Easter Road CEO while addressing the situation with the media, countering the claim by accusing the source of information as coming from 'the blue half of Glasgow'.

He insisted he was confident that all rules had been followed by the Hibs squad after carrying out an internal investigation.

Kensell's comment left many Rangers fans confused as to why they were involved.

Now, Hibs have moved to clarify the comment.

A brief statement reads: "For clarification in the press conference Ben Kensell was not referring to any individuals at Rangers Football Club in regard to the whistleblowing story."

Kensell told the media: “Firstly, I’d look at the source of the information and it unsurprisingly comes from the blue side of Glasgow, which is a point of speculation in itself.

“I’m confident in our processes and having investigated the claims, I trust our staff and players to carry out what’s required, to mitigate the spread of Covid.

“What I don’t want to do is focus on a comment from someone who is completely unrelated and is looking to create trouble. We’re talking about a much wider and larger issue that’s affecting the whole country here.

“We’ve got one individual that just wants to create headlines. I find it disappointing at the very best.”