BBC Sport Scotland pundit Michael Stewart has congratulated Celtic on Twitter for the club’s nine-in-a-row title triumph, despite not being happy with the SPFL’s decision overall.

Stewart has been one of the most vocal critics of the league body’s handling of the 42-club vote to end the season with promotion and relegation, taking issue with the fact that some clubs will suffer financially as a result.

However, he’s not quite gone down the rabbit hole with other journalists and pundits who have leaned into calls for independent investigations and suspensions of key SPFL officials.

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Recent debates on BBC Sportsound, of which Stewart has been a part, have been must-listen features of the Scottish football theatre in recent weeks.

Stewart, formerly of Hearts and Hibs, was quick to congratulate the Hoops and declare Neil Lennon’s Bhoys deserving champions though, writing on Twitter: “Congratulations to Celtic on 9 in a row.

“They are worthy winners of the title, during these unprecedented times though relegation doesn’t sit easy with me and we must try to find a solution for this.”

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With relegated side Hearts hinting at further action against the SPFL in a statement yesterday, we likely haven’t seen the end of all of this drama, despite the prizes being handed out.

No-one can argue though that Celtic do not deserve every bit of the success that is being currently enjoyed.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon and captain and Scott Brown

Celtic manager Neil Lennon and captain Scott Brown / (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Lennon’s team scored a massive 25 goals more than our nearest challengers and had forged a 13-point lead at the top of the table by the time football was suspended.

There’s absolutely no doubt we were by far the best team in the country for the ninth successive league campaign.

Will we make it ten next year?

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