Some Celtic fans react to Andy Gray's "too close to call" title verdict

By David Walton

March 23, 2020

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.

Celtic have been by far the best side in Scotland (Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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:

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.

The Scottish Premiership trophy (Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

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.