Some Celtic fans haven’t been impressed with Andy Gray’s title verdict as he refused to entertain the idea that the Hoops should be awarded the crown.
Celtic are 13 points clear of Rangers at the top of the Premiership with eight rounds still to play. The Ibrox club have a game in-hand, but Celtic would need to drop more points in the final eight games than they have done all season to drop their advantage. With football in the midst of a shutdown, there’s a debate over whether Celtic should be awarded the title.
Gray, however, didn’t see it that way. Speaking on the Keys and Gray show, the former Ibrox player said that no championship should be declared before it’s finished. He, word for word, stated that “it’s still too close to call”.
Hoops fans have been laughing their heads off at that suggestion too. Reacting to his comments on Twitter, here’s what some in the support have been saying:
The deluded are terrified of Celtic getting awarded the title and also terrified of actually having to play the games . Tinpot mentality of an 8 year old tribute act
— 🍀 Tommy 🍀 🏴 (@lisbon__1967) March 23, 2020
“Too close to call” 🙈 Obviously he’s not been paying attention 🙈
— Michael McCahill (@MickMcCahill) March 23, 2020
Haha haha too close. Surely he didn’t say that
— Kennedy ⭐🍀🇻🇦 (@KennedyCFC67) March 23, 2020
Someone should explain how ‘counting’ works, and show him how large a number 13 is as a lead in a football league…
— M.R.Auld (@HoopedAvenger) March 23, 2020
Can you call it close when the second team couldn’t string 2 domestic wins together for almost 3 months ? It’s a really big stretch
— ‘Hingymejig (@BrianMc81) March 23, 2020
Comedy gold! Rangers where in great form right enough! If the league ran its course Celtic would have finished 20 + points clear
— Mick Nicholson 🇮🇪🏴🇮🇪🍀☘💚 (@Mickey_Bhoy_88) March 23, 2020
Surprise surprise an ex Rangers player siding with that thought as well as ex Celtic players saying they should be given it. For me if the season can’t be finished it should be awarded to who is leading at that stage but I am a Celtic supporter
— Neil Paterson (@njkp14) March 23, 2020
Rangers denial – the gift that keeps on giving! Give us more Andy! As a former Everton man you will surely be saying that Man City will be taking Liverpool to the wire
— Barry McNeil (@barrychocolate7) March 23, 2020
Just a few weeks before we realised football would be postponed every rangers pundit had conceded the title now suddenly the same people are saying we had a title race!
— Mark Nicholas (@joydivision61_h) March 23, 2020
A debate that will rumble on for months
Expect to see more and more of this kind of stuff. For as long as a decision is yet to be made on the title race, pundits and managers will all be coming out and giving their own verdict.
The problem we currently have is that there’s a massive amount of uncertainty at the moment. Scottish football’s future is unknown. Sure, the SFA/SPFL could easily make a swift decision and end the league now. But they’re trying to give it every chance to play out, and why shouldn’t they?
This idea of ending it as it stands or null and void should only be a question once it’s impossible to play the rest of our games. However, the Scottish Sun has reported that the SFA/SPFL would rather give things as it stands than declare a null and void in any case.
It’s also fair to say that there are more important things to worry about at this moment in time. But supporters are entitled to keep the discussion open about the future of the game too.
In any case, a decision is unlikely to be made in the near future. Gray’s comments, of course, are absolutely laughable.