The SPFL are likely to ratify the final positions in all four divisions as they stand, naming Celtic champions, if the government step in to call an end to the league season, The Scottish Sun report.

Football in Scotland has been suspended until further notice due to the ongoing global health crisis.

The paper say that taking this step will allow the league to pay out prize money to cash-strapped clubs that could struggle to make ends meet over the next few months.

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It also guards against what is described as “severe legal and financial ramifications” should the 2019/20 campaign be declared null and void.

Taking that drastic step would mean that season-ticket cash, as well as sponsorship and TV money, could be called into question for the season, plunging clubs in Scotland into a greater crisis.

It all effectively means that Neil Lennon’ team are likely to be named champions after playing 30 instead of 38 games, with the SPFL expecting the Prime Minister to intervene and call an end to the football season, the report states.

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For many Celtic fans that will be seen as the correct decision.

Lennon’s Bhoys are currently 13 points clear and while second-placed side Rangers have a game in hand, the title has in truth been a formality for us for a number of weeks now.

Celtic have already won one trophy this season

Celtic have already won one trophy this season / (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

It goes without saying that the ultimate priority here is public safety and if experts are advising the Scottish and UK governments are recommending the season shouldn’t continue then it simply can’t.

It would certainly be a shame for the games not to be concluded but the best-case scenario in this eventuality is that the league does the right thing and ensures Celtic’s hard work since last summer wasn’t for nought.

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