Following the suspension of the professional footballing fixture list owing to the Coronavirus outbreak, there has been plenty of talk about whether or not Liverpool should be handed the English Premier League title given their advantage at the top of that table – and manager Neil Lennon has now gone on record to state that Celtic should be treated exactly the same given our points advantage in Scotland.
Despite Rangers pushing us very close for a period of time, their mini implosion sees us sit 13 points clear with only eight games remaining and we were clear favourites to make it nine title wins on the spin before games were temporarily cancelled.
With plenty of debate about whether or not the 2019/20 season will actually be completed, speaking to Sky Sports over the weekend, our gaffer explained that the only fair outcome would be to complete the season on a points average basis, as we are obviously too far into the campaign to simply ‘null and void’ the results so far.
“We would be the champions and rightly so. We are 13 points clear. Dundee United, they would have to be promoted as well. Certainly, if you are talking about the Armageddon of the league being cancelled or stopped, it should go on the average points total which would make us clear champions. We are over 30 games into the season, they are not going to take that away from us. Are they going to do that to Liverpool? I would doubt it very much. I get your point about Hearts but you have to look at average point per game and take it from there. If it was to stop now I would doubt very much that they would say it was null and void.”
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