Some Celtic and Scottish football fans have been reacting to a report in the Daily Record yesterday regarding an unnamed club pushing a null and void verdict.
The Record published a report claiming that there was one Scottish Premiership club who were looking for the league to be voided this season.
Almost immediately, your mind fixates on the sides in the league who would benefit from a void season. However, it still seems a long shot that all of the clubs’ hard work this season will just be dismissed. West Ham United’s Karren Brady was the latest to call for a null and void verdict down south, but her club on the same points as Bournemouth in the relegation zone (The Guardian).
And it appears that fans all around Scottish football aren’t impressed with the unnamed club’s push. Here’s a look at some of the reaction to the report:
Instead of putting this unfounded rubbish out why doesn’t one of your journalists ask Steven Gerrard if Liverpool should be awarded the EPL title if the season finishes now
— Jim Cunningham (@JimCunningham4) March 15, 2020
Irrelevant what people demand, SPFL will be dictated to by Europe and International governing bodies.
— Bobby Lennox (@bobby_lennox67) March 15, 2020
The desperation to deny Celtic 9 is in full swing.
— Celtic bhoy (@Pedroshome67) March 15, 2020
Only fair way I can see it is to make Celtic champions with no relegation. Add top two from championship to make 14 and then add the top two in league 1 to championship, top two in league 2 to league 1 and then winners of highland and lowland league into league 2.
— Ryan Anderson (@RyanAnd28666841) March 15, 2020
Cancel all European and international games completely for next season. Frees up plenty of midweek and weekends. Get the bread and butter sorted as a priority.
— MASH69 (@MASHTRON) March 16, 2020
Must be refunds for all fans too…great news
— Clare bolingoli 🕷️ (@ScotlandClare) March 15, 2020
Hamilton vice chairman says league can’t be null and void after 30 games as clubs would need to refund season book monies.
— jamie fleming (@jfbhoy67) March 15, 2020
Canny have the prize money if there is no prize, let's see who survives that outcome.
— James (@J_dog256) March 15, 2020
Season is presently postponed and remaining games should take place as soon as possible.
This is no fault of the clubs so no null and void should be applied the team in the top position are the champions relegation should easy be sorted with a 1 off play off.
— aldobhoy67 (@allanmcglinchey) March 15, 2020
Make the league cup groups bigger & more games plus the Scottish Cup. Only on weekends no midweek games then continue with the league the following year.
— Chris Robertson (@ChrisRobertso17) March 15, 2020
Plenty of solutions continue to get thrown about
In fairness, look at how many solutions are getting thrown about in the public domain. These aren’t even coming from the people who are getting made to make them.
From here until tomorrow afternoon of course, it’s all just guesswork. Only after UEFA have spoken to all 55 member countries will the future of the season be clearer.
However, as some have said above, it’s irrelevant when it comes to which club is demanding what. This won’t be down to one or two individual clubs who are looking at things from their own selfish perspective. The decision made will be the one which is in the best interests of everyone’s health and wellbeing.
Until then, we simply can’t predict what will happen. Yet even so, what there will be a demand for fairness across the board.
Players and managers have put around eight to nine months into a solid campaign that simply doesn’t deserve to be ruled as null and void. It is funny that the only club representatives who have come out and claimed null and void as the way to go are figures who represent teams struggling this season.
Where’s the sporting integrity in that?