A section of the Celtic support has reacted on social media to the news that Brora Rangers have been named the Highland League champions.

Brora had six games remaining and led the Highland League by 13 points. This led to a meeting between a league management committee as the member clubs voted to end the league season now and to name Brora champions (BBC).

Brora Rangers have been named Champions

Brora Rangers have been named Champions (Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

Celtic, of course, currently lead the Scottish Premiership by 13 points themselves. However, Rangers have a game in hand that would, in theory, have us 10 clear with eight games to play. But the Hoops would need to lose half of their matches in order to drop their Premiership advantage.


No decision has yet been made on the future of the Premiership. Therefore, some Celtic fans were quick to jump on the news of Brora’s success:

Celtic may need to rely on other clubs

The Scottish Highland Football League released a statement confirming that it was indeed the clubs who voted on the decision.

Therefore, it wasn’t a decision taken by a governing body to end the league. Brora were able to rely on the other clubs in their division to show some honesty about them being worthy champions.

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So with regards to Celtic, it only sets a precedent if other clubs in the Scottish Premiership would agree that we were rightful champions. Rangers have already released their own petty statement claiming that leagues can’t be won until mathematically impossible. Reports last week also claimed that one Scottish Premiership club was pushing for a null and void verdict (Daily Record).

The Scottish Premiership title debate rumbles on

The Scottish Premiership title debate rumbles on (Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

Nobody knows how the rest of the clubs in Scotland would vote of course. Celtic have already confirmed that their own stance would be to play all the remaining games. Hopefully, the league gives us every chance to do so too.

It remains to be seen what happens in the coming weeks regarding the future of the leagues. However, it’s fair to say that yesterday’s decision regarding Brora was certainly interesting.

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