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Opinion: Celtic claims are ludicrous and SPFL needs to be strong with Hoops

If the coronavirus wipes out Glasgow Rangers’ remaining league games, this terrible predicament would leave the SPFL with a massive dilemma.

This pandemic is killing so many and causing worldwide devastation, causing some Scottish clubs to run out of money, resulting in liquidation.

After UEFA’s recent video-conference, a resolution was passed with a commitment to try and finish all league games by 30th June at the latest.

Loads of businesses will collapse, which will lead to enormous job losses, if the coronavirus continues too long.

So, what’s on Glasgow Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s mind? 

Humanitarian aid? Sympathy for the families? Distress at the advance of the virus? NO! Lennon wants Celtic crowned as Champions. Really?

Before Lennon realised the league was stopped, he originally said that the “league’s not done yet”, with Rangers having a game in hand and two Old Firm games still to come.

Lennon went on to say his Celtic side would be taking nothing for granted as the season entered its final hurdle.

Currently 13 points behind the Hoops, Rangers can gain 27 points from their nine games to play, and could overtake Celtic for the top spot.

More than 24,000 people from an online poll, found that 69% agree the SPFL should be null and void if the 2019-20 league cannot be finished.

According to the the Mirror, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering cancelling the rest of the professional football leagues in the United Kingdom.

Rangers, Hearts and Partick Thistle will contest legal ramifications, if Celtic get the title and the Edinburgh and Maryhill clubs are relegated. 

That decision wouldn’t go uncontested, and in my opinion, all three clubs would present a very winnable court case.

Hearts could be relegated to the Championship, despite being a mere four points behind Hamilton and six behind St Mirren and Ross County.

Championship side Partick Thistle would be relegated to League 1, whilst two points behind Queen of the South and needing five to catch Alloa. Thistle also have a game in hand over both clubs.

In League 1, Raith Rovers, Falkirk, Airdrieonians and Montrose are contesting promotion with only six points dividing the top four clubs.

It would take a miracle for Stranraer to avoid relegation to League 2.

In League 2, Cove Rangers and Edinburgh City are contesting promotion with Brechin City or Albion Rovers being relegated. 

Legal battles will ensue with clubs, the SPFL and SFA, if any teams are awarded titles or relegated, due to the coronavirus football shutdown.

How can any team be handed a league title?

Let’s hope Lennon’s remarks and attitude won’t spill over to heated arguments over unsavoury issues between bitter Old Firm rivals.

The Grand National is run over an accurately-measured 4 miles, 2 furlongs and 74 yards, and is still the longest race in the British racing calendar.

What would happen if a horse is 13 lengths clear and the rest have fallen, however, unfortunately falls at the last hurdle and fails to cross the finish line?

The leading horse would not be declared the winner and the result would be given as null and void because there was no actual winner.

The SPFL must be strong with Celtic, who are attempting to bully the committee by insisting to be awarded the title, despite not actually finishing the season.

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