Rangers director Alastair Johnston has fired a shot at bitter rivals Celtic by insinuating the Parkhead side will only be able to celebrate eight-and-a-half championships if this season is ended early.
Neither side of the Glasgow divide has kicked a ball in over a month after the outbreak of the coronavirus, with the Scottish Premiership suspended on the eve of both sides meeting at Ibrox.
The league was put on ice with Celtic a sizeable 13 points ahead of their arch enemies and looking on course for a ninth consecutive title – but ex-Gers chairman Johnston has suggested they can’t celebrate fully unless the campaign is resurrected and played to a finish on the pitch.
Speaking in The Times, Johnston said: “I don’t want to be frivolous about it but a lot of Rangers fans have reached out to me and basically said, ‘Mr Johnston, if Celtic are designated as the winners of the league, does it mean they have won eight-and-a-half in a row?’
“That’s not something you want – that asterisk.
“So ideally I can’t imagine that anybody really wants to have their efforts undermined or compromised or not appreciated.”
The SPFL hierarchy are holding a board meeting by conference call at some point today to discuss how best to proceed, but what do you think of Johnston’s comments?
Can Celtic legitimately be considered champions if all 38 matches aren’t completed as was planned?
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