Former Celtic star Chris Sutton has described the ongoing situation in Scotland as a ‘soap opera’ after Dundee released a statement that didn’t declare which way they’ll vote on the SPFL board’s proposals.
Writing on Twitter, he said: “World record week of statements in Scottish football… and the soap opera goes on…”
World record week of statements in Scottish football… and the soap opera goes on… https://t.co/vLJSlUIiwx
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) April 14, 2020
There was an expectation amongst those following the ongoing saga that Dundee might come to a decision today on proposals to call an end to three of the four SPFL leagues on an average points basis, with the Premiership to follow if play cannot be resumed.
However, the Dens Park outfit are still considering their options, releasing a statement that suggested they are looking for league reconstruction.
Sutton had previously been critical of those voting no to the SPFL board’s recommendation over the weekend, writing in his Daily Record column that a small proportion of the 42 were not acting in the best interests of Scottish football.
The former Celtic striker also had stern words for Dundee, stating on Saturday: “It is astonishing there is still no clarity on this SPFL vote yet with the nation now hanging on a decision from one club.
“What’s there to think about? Are Dundee waiting to see if they wake up tomorrow and the coronavirus has just vanished? Or that the money angel has dropped off a heap of cash at the bottom of their bed?”
Clearly, he is unlikely to have a more sympathetic view of them today.
From my perspective, it all looks like Dundee are holding the rest of Scottish football to ransom a little bit. There’s no justifiable reason to drag this all on through the coming week.
That’s not me looking to rush their decision to facilitate the way I think they should vote either. They are entitled to vote however they see fit.
If they vote yes clubs will have real clarity, while a no vote will allow clubs to move on to the next round of discussions. As it is, we’re stuck in limbo.
Dundee will hopefully climb down off the fence as soon as possible, so Celtic and others can begin to tackle what happens next.