Andy Gray says Scottish Premiership is 'too close to call'

By John McGinley

March 23, 2020

Rangers supporting pundit Andy Gray doesn’t think Celtic should be awarded the title should a decision be taken that the current league season is over, speaking on the Keys & Gray Show.

Neil Lennon’s Bhoys currently sit 13 points ahead of the Ibrox side at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, having played one game more.

With just eight matches remaining for most teams in the league, a large percentage of fixtures have already taken place.

For Gray, however, it’s simply too early to say that Celtic should be champions, even if the season can’t be completed.

Speaking on the Keys & Gray Show, he said: “Celtic shouldn’t win in Scotland either. No Championship that’s unfinished should be declared finished.

“In Scotland, it’s even closer [compared to England]. It’s close and it’s not close as it might be or should be.

“But it’s too close to call still [in regards to handing out the title].”

When you consider that latest reports suggest that the SPFL would rather ratify the current positions in its four league tables (The Scottish Sun), it doesn’t sound like Gray will be very happy if the action doesn’t resume.

It’s far from an ideal scenario for anyone, but dismissing the first 30 games played this season to prioritise the final eight is a fairly nonsensical view and, in my mind, driven by supporters’ bias.

Celtic celebrate a league title win / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Everyone admitted Rangers had completely fallen away from the league title prior to the shutdown, so for them to now be ‘too close to call’ is ridiculous.

Hopefully, the SFA and SPFL can clear this all up as they’re able, as it’s becoming something of a tiresome talking point.

Chris Sutton had the right idea over the weekend when he suggested it’s all quite far down the priority list within and outwith football.