Desperate Rangers and Hearts could launch legal action against the SPFL if the league is declared over and Celtic are crowned champions, The Daily Record report.

The paper say that the league powers are set to defy UEFA wishes for the season to be resumed later this summer and declare the Scottish Premiership as completed.

The league is looking for clubs to have clarity above all else, with the ability to then pay out prize money and sell season tickets for next season kicking in.

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In that scenario, it’s likely that Celtic would be crowned champions and Hearts could even be relegated.

While the Tynecastle club still had plenty to fight for at the bottom of the table, it seems that Rangers will throw every desperate measure in order to invalidate Celtic’s 13 point lead when play was suspended.

The Record believes that the Ibrox side will look to lobby other SPFL clubs and launch legal action, emboldened by UEFA’s stance on the issue.

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It’s the latest utterly ridiculous signal that they will do everything in their power to deny a well-earned ninth title in a row.

This report comes after weeks of Ranger-affiliated pundits lining up to suggest there was a credible title race by the time March rolled around and that Celtic should not be declared champions.

Neil Lennon's Celtic team have been fantastic this season

Neil Lennon’s Celtic team have been fantastic this season / (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

As we know that’s a rewriting of recent history, with Celtic essentially being champions-elect prior to matches being called off.

A meeting is said to be taking place at Hampden early this week to begin to clear this mess up.

With potentially weeks and months of needless drama ahead, hopefully, Rangers and Hearts see the bigger picture than their own self-interest.

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