Former Celtic striker Mark McGhee has called for the current league season to be suspended, the Daily Record reports.

At the moment, we don’t yet know if Scottish football will resume this season, or the season will be declared null and void.

However, McGhee has suggested that football takes time off whilst the world gets to grips with the global pandemic.

Former Celtic striker Mark McGhee

Former Celtic striker Mark McGhee and Ronny Deila (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“The idea we are going to complete a league by the end of June or August is nonsense” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“We are trying to protect”

“A good decision for me would be to suspend it until we can play it whenever that is. No timescales because when it is going to restart is no one’s business. It’s actually not really the clubs, it’s about employees. The players, the staff, the people. It’s those we are trying to protect.”

McGhee’s comments are certainly interesting. However, it is hard to know if clubs could afford to go that long without playing football.

Celtic in action against Rangers

Celtic in action against Rangers / (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

That might be a problem with suspending football, rather than end the league with the standings as they currently are.

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Could be argued that game is already suspended

It could be argued that football is currently suspended anyway. After all, there is no idea when the game will return to Scotland, but it doesn’t look like happening any time soon.

Therefore, McGhee’s idea is probably a non-starter. Where he is correct is about saving the jobs of those people who work for the clubs.

That is something that has to be taken into account. However, suspending the league just doesn’t seem like the correct option.

It is better for the Scottish football authorities to come up with their own solution to the problem. Only time will tell what that solution will be.


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