Former Celtic star Frank McAvennie has hit back at former Ibrox chairman Alastair Johnston with comments asserting that the Hoops were well on the way to a league title win before the suspension of football, The Scottish Sun report.

Johnston provided comments to The Times this week suggesting Celtic would have an asterisk next to any title win this season if the action doesn’t resume.

That’s despite Neil Lennon’s team currently being 13 points ahead, with just a handful of games remaining.

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McAvennie has hit back at the suggestion that Celtic should be receiving any flak in this scenario, pointing out correctly that the club have made it clear they would prefer to play out the rest of the campaign.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “If they were asking for the Premiership to be called off that would be a different situation. But Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell have both stated publicly they want the games to be played. So how can you have a go at Celtic?


“There are probably more Rangers people out there who want it called now so they can claim, ‘You never won it’.


“Celtic were on fire when the games were stopped. They were 13 points clear and flying towards the title.

“Rangers will say they had a game in hand and still had to play Celtic twice. But they were struggling for form and if football had continued I think the league would be over by now.”

Former Celtic star Frank McAvennie

Former Celtic star Frank McAvennie / (Photo by Allsport UK /Allsport)

The noises coming out of Ibrox right now are just ridiculous.

Thankfully there have been reports today that at least nine of the Premiership’s teams will provide the votes necessary to end the season and declare Celtic champions if need be.

Everyone wants to see action resume in Scotland but there are other priorities and clubs can’t be hanging on all summer in the off-chance there will be an opportunity to play.

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