Russian Premier League leaders FC Zenit have sent their congratulations to Celtic after the club were confirmed Scottish Premiership champions for season 2019/20.
Due to the ongoing public health crisis, only 30 games of the Scottish top-flight could be completed and after a club vote, the SPFL board took the decision today to end the top-flight on an average points-per-game basis.
Celtic were a fantastic 13 points clear of our nearest rivals, scoring a barrel load of goals and emerging as the dominant team in the country once again.
The Hoops have now won the last 11 domestic trophies in all competitions, a cup and league run that stretches all the way back to Brendan Rodgers’ first season.
Neil Lennon has picked up where the now Leicester boss left off and has brought real Celtic passion back to the club.
UEFA Cup winners in 2008, FC Zenit were clearly happy to see the Hoops win the title today, posting on Twitter: “Congratulations to our friends at Celtic FC on being crowned Scottish champions and making it #9INAROW!”
— FC Zenit in English🌊 (@fczenit_en) May 18, 2020
Zenit, like many other clubs around Europe, are unable to take part in matches due to the ongoing health crisis, however they are currently preparing for a proposed Russian league return date of 21st June.
La Liga side Real Betis offered similar congratulations earlier this afternoon.
The messages of support fly against the narrative that Celtic have somehow unfairly been named Scottish champions.
Clearly the perception elsewhere in Europe is different from some of the comments levelled at the Hoops by rival fans and pundits.
Today’s triumph is not something we’ll ever allow to be taken away from us despite the whining from elsewhere.
Celtic are nine-in-a-row heroes and will be gunning for number ten next term.