Rangers fans aren’t taking the concept of ‘null and void’ very well this week.
SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster has confirmed that proposal is still on the table as uncertainty surrounds the future of the Scottish Premiership season.
He told The Daily Record: “If the games can’t be completed and we end up where we were in March 2020 then clearly it’s going to be a very difficult situation. You’ve got to bear in mind over 75 per cent of games had been played in all four divisions of the SPFL when the season was curtailed.
“We certainly hope we will complete 100 per cent of the fixtures in all four divisions this season. It will be for the members to determine what happens in the event they are not.
“In the event the games couldn’t be played, then once again the members might have a decision to make. I’ve never ruled out anything. It’s up to the members to rule things in or out.
“The consequences of a void season are much more dramatic, partly because of the commercial contracts which underpin the game but at the moment there is no reason to believe the Premiership and Championship won’t be completed.”
It comes as National Clinical Director has declared the elite sport situation ‘fragile’ this week. That’s a sign we might not be very far away from the top-flight once again being suspended.
The Scottish FA have also polled clubs this weekend about the second-tier potentially calling a halt to proceedings.
Celtic fans have been through all this before of course. Last year there was weeks of speculation about what clubs might vote on in terms of ‘null and void’ or there being official league winners.
Null and void is incredibly unlikely but Rangers fans appear to be a bit spooked by it all. Already the conspiracy theories about who controls Scottish football are coming to the fore.
There’s not much for us to laugh at these days. Celtic have been the focus of jokes more often than not recently.
Amusing though to see a potential meltdown unfolding in front of our eyes. Just imagine…
You just know the SFA would 100% null and void the season to stop rangers from winning the title, anything to keep Celtic on side
— Josh Hart (@joshjameshart) January 15, 2021
if rangers don’t win the league because it’s called null and void i will retire from being a football fan
— ✞ (@deepakjanand) January 15, 2021
@spfl if the league becomes null and void rangers should walk away for good because that would prove that yous are corrupt to the core. Cannot let celtic win under same circumstances and not rangers dont be idiots and tarnish scottish football (again)
— thebiglercolad#1 (@Craig55302714) January 15, 2021
Was that passed by the Celtic Board? He will go into the Hall of Shame along with All the other Corrupt Officials in World Football Bodies. https://t.co/XJZEzMaev4
— Thomas Long (@tlong1950) January 15, 2021
No embarrassment… No shame… No ten in a row…. so void the league… says it all really…
— Mark H (@markharryh) January 14, 2021
Never happen it would be the end of Scottish football , would show the true corruption in our game up here
— fut (@graham13251541) January 14, 2021
Well he will be inciting all sorts if he does this.not a safe option. The world is already laughing at scottish football and this would be the icing on the cake. How would we ever be able to attract quality players to the league with the sheer incompetence at the helm
— Steph Craig (@stefcraig84) January 14, 2021