Date: 17th March 2020 at 12:00pm
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Former Celtic forward and Sky Sports pundit, Kris Commons, believes that his old club should be awarded the Scottish Premiership title if the league fixtures are unable to be completed.

Speaking on Talksport (via the Glasgow Times), Commons justifies his reasons but also claims that if they were crowned champions that it would be somewhat “tainted”.

So what has Commons said?

The former Scotland international was asked about the potential for the season to be declared null and void and what should happen in this event:

“From a personal perspective, I would like to think the season will not be null and void as if it never happened. Celtic, 30 games in and 13 points clear of Rangers should be champions, if that is the case.”

“It almost feels as it if would be somewhat tainted in a way that they’ve not carried out the full fixture list. But, as I said previously, Celtic are top of the league for a specific reason because they have proved to be the best side in Scotland up until these 30 games.”

So is Commons correct?

Yes, as per Neil Lennon’s wishes, there is a very real probability that Celtic will be crowned champions if the season can not be completed, however, there is every likelihood that the 2019/20 season will forever have an asterisk next to it such is the unprecedented situation that world football currently finds itself in.

Celtic have shown, since January, that they remain the strongest team in the country and – despite Rangers game in hand – have a comfortable lead at the top of the table, there is little to suggest that even if they were to lose the remaining two Glasgow Derbies that they would drop another four or five points.

Will 9-in-a-row be "tainted" if the season isn't finished?

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Yes

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There is even less to suggest that Rangers are capable of winning their next nine fixtures without capitulating at any stage as they have shown with repeated regularity since the winter break.

Whether Celtic fans like it or not, Commons is right, if the league is called to a halt after 30 games and 9-in-a-row is confirmed, the rest of Scottish football will always know that the season wasn’t finished and that “technically” the league wasn’t won – this will hardly matter if/when Scott Brown is lifting the trophy at Parkhead with his club’s name engraved on it once again though.

 

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