The SPFL have reportedly drawn up plans which could make Celtic early champions of the Scottish Premiership.
The Scottish Daily Mail [p91] today say the governing body have created a ‘worse case scenario’ should the coronavirus outbreak get worse.
This would mean Celtic sealing nine-in-a-row prematurely due to public safety worries.
However, it will also mean champions of lower leagues being declared and confirmed relegated clubs.
Celtic are going for 10-in-a-row after possible SPFL call?
Other leagues in the continent are drawing up plans and acting on them now.
In Scotland, England and France among others, match day handshakes are banned.
SPFL are also monitoring the situation where possible games behind closed doors may happen.
However, the Daily Mail’s report suggests the governing body may go further than that.
They say Neil Doncaster and co are setting plans aside for a worst case scenario.
The likes of Celtic and Dundee United would be declared champions of their respective leagues.
It will also leave teams at the bottom such as Hearts for the drop next season.
The effects could have a dramatic impact on the Scottish game, considering possible late pushes at either end of the table.
Scotland’s leagues are all but sealed with each leader having a considerable gap between second and first.
But, at the bottom it’s even closer especially with nothing separating the likes of the Jambos and Hamilton.
Then, of course, the pettiness of the Scottish football fan must be taken into consideration.
Rangers fans will probably say the nine consecutive titles are tainted and shouldn’t count.
Plus, you’ll get Hibs fans clamouring for their old rivals to go down for the second time in five years.
The chances of all this happening are pretty slim, but at least the SPFL are organising something.
They take a lot of rightful stick from fans, but at least on this occasion they should be getting credit where it’s due.