After what seems like an eternity, Celtic have finally been crowned Scottish Premiership champions for season 2019/20 after it was unanimously decided at an SPFL meeting that the season could not be completed.
🏆9️⃣ THIS is how the league was won… #9INAROW Champions for a reason! 👊
— Celtic Football Club (from 🏡) (@CelticFC) May 18, 2020
Since returning from the winter break, Neil Lennon’s men have been relentless, winning all but one domestic fixture and were cruely stopped short in their pursuit of an unprecedented fourth consecutive treble – a feat surely never to be matched – but in a time when good news is scarce, Hoops fans were given a surprise boost when it was revealed that the 2019/20 Scottish Cup could yet be completed, next season.
Scottish Cup will be finished at earliest opportunity but @ScottishFA preference is for fans to attend semis and final. Which could , in theory , mean 2 Scottish Cups being won in 2021 if they can’t finish this season’s competition this calendar year … https://t.co/qAJfwgdl6d
— @Kheredine (@Kheredine2018) May 18, 2020
Despite claims from obvious sources that there will be an asterisk next to the 2019/20 season or that 9-in-a-row is in some way “tainted“, Lennon and his men know that there was only one outcome should the league have been able to be completed and it wasn’t with the gap getting smaller.
Fans of the triumphant Hoops took to social media to celebrate in response to the announcement and were as unanimous as the decision taken to end the season – echoing the sentiments of the gaffer – in a word, deserved, with some sparing a thought for the serial losers across the city.
Best part of the whole video😂💪 pic.twitter.com/PbIzZ5tU3A
— Lew¡s (@lewisfarmer67) May 18, 2020
— shay (@shaym1967) May 18, 2020
Win after win after win against st Johnstone Hamilton and hearts is genius 👏🏼🍀💚😂
— Gavin 🍒 (@GavinGarscadden) May 18, 2020
Reminder that Rangers, “who could’ve caught youse” only won 5 out of their last 10 Premiership games
— ScottishMiserablist🏴 (@PilrigPaterson) May 18, 2020
Smile rangers supporters nine in a row inside closet
— #Dylanlightningmaster⚡☘🏴🚀📽⚽️🤪🍻 (@DylanIrvine_) May 18, 2020
Dig deep in Dubai 🏆🤣🤣
— Ann McGroarty (@annmcgroarty) May 18, 2020
The media team certainly hit the mark with a series of digs at their city rivals, who despite celebrating winning the league in December, are further away than they ever were and still well and truly in Celtic’s rear view mirror.