Former Rangers favourite Ronald de Boer has insisted Celtic deserve to win the Scottish Premiership, The Scottish Sun report.
De Boer is a popular figure at Ibrox after making over 100 appearances for the club and winning a treble of trophies in the 2002/03 season.
However, his latest comments are unlikely to go down with a section of our rival’s support, breaking ranks from the tired narrative that Celtic’s title win this season somehow wouldn’t count despite a 13-point lead at the top of the table.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the former Dutch international said: “I’d love to see Rangers win the league again after all this time but you have to be objective.
“Celtic are well clear at the moment and like Liverpool in England, they deserve to win it.
“If you have to nominate a winner then you have to say Liverpool, and the same counts for Celtic.”
This, of course, is nothing new to Hoops supporters.
The preference from our perspective is that the season is completed. However, with that looking increasingly unlikely there is only one logical conclusion to the season.
A massive 81% of the SPFL’s member clubs voted to end the Premiership on an average points basis should it be impossible for 2019/20 action to resume.
They aren’t doing that purely for Celtic’s benefit, our status as league winners will merely be a by-product of that.
Don’t expect many more Rangers-leaning pundits to follow up with a similar assertion to De Boer.
No doubt there will be plenty more moaning and wailing over the coming weeks and months as other clubs look to address the most important issues facing Scottish football.