Celtic boss Neil Lennon has claimed that the Hoops should be crowned Premiership Champions if the season cannot be-restarted, and has drawn comparison to the situation Celtic find themselves in and Liverpool, Superscoreboard Twitter reports.
Just like Liverpool, the Hoops find themselves clear at the top of their division, as both English and Scottish football begins a shutdown, as reported by the BBC.
However, Lennon claims that any move to declare the Premiership as void if the fixtures cannot be completed is wrong, and he feels the Hoops should be Champions if no more games can be played this season.
“Not going to take that away”
“We’re over 30 games into the season, they’re not going to take that away from us. Are they going to do that to Liverpool? I would doubt it very much” Lennon said, as quoted by the Superscoreboard Twitter account.
“We’re over 30 games into the season, they’re not going to take that away from us. Are they going to do that to Liverpool? I would doubt it very much”
Neil Lennon says Celtic should be champions if the season has to end now. pic.twitter.com/xP2VTFB3rO
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Obviously, the ideal scenario is that after a few weeks, football can return and the Hoops can continue on the quest for nine in a row.
However, if that cannot happen, then Lennon is correct to call for the Hoops to be named as Champions, after all, the team have proved themselves to be the best in Scotland.
He is also correct to draw the comparison to Liverpool, who are miles ahead in the English Premier League. Just like the Hoops, if the Premier League cannot be completed then Liverpool should be awarded the title.
Hoops boss correct to bring up topic
Some might think that Lennon is being premature in bringing up the prospect of the Hoops not being declared Champions, but he is correct to do so.
No doubt, there will be some people – Rangers fans, you would think – who are eager to see the league declared void.
Lennon is right to get the scenario out in the open that should the Hoops not be able to complete the season then the team should win the league.