Celtic legend Chris Sutton believes that Scottish football chief Neil Doncaster should call a halt to the league season, and crown the Hoops as Champions, the Daily Record reports.
With no prospect of any football on the horizon for a while, Sutton believes that the sensible thing to do is to declare the current standings as finals, which would see Celtic crowned as nine in a row champions and Hearts relegated.
“Neil Doncaster said the campaign can’t be made null and void and that’s fine – just declare it straight away instead” Sutton said, writing in his column in the Daily Record.
“A matter of common sense”
“No doubt there will be an angry mob up in arms at the suggestion but it’s a matter of common sense. The hard work has been done by most of the clubs. Celtic are 13 points clear at the top…we can’t resume playing the season in June or July – if that ends up even possible – as it would wreck any chance of any kind of normality next term” he concluded.
There is no doubt that most Celtic fans will agree with Sutton’s comments. If the league has to end now, then the Hoops, who are miles clear at the top of the table, should be crowned as the winners of the Scottish Premiership.
There has to be a real doubt about any football being played this season. Therefore, the Scottish football authorities should make the decision quickly, to prepare for next season.
The Scottish Cup is a different story, that is only three games, and can hopefully be fit into the schedule once football resumes.
Who knows when time will be found to play games?
However, eight games – as Celtic have to play in the league – is a different story. Who knows when the time is going to be available to get those games played.
Therefore, if the league has to be declared as over then so be it. However, Celtic should be named as Champions, and the ‘angry mob’ as Sutton puts up will need to find something else to complain about.
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