Glasgow Rangers were left raging when the Scottish Premiership was brought to a premature end last month.
As it turned out, the SPFL concluded that the top four divisions should not continue as it was no longer safe to do so. Rangers’ bitter rivals Celtic were crowned champions and Hearts were promptly relegated to the Championship.
Naturally, these unprecedented circumstances have unearthed plenty of other talking points, such as James Anderson’s emergency investment and the club accusing the Scottish governing body of corruption, but SPFL CEO Neil Doncaster has stood his ground so far.
Now, former ‘Gers star Andy Halliday has waded into the debate. Speaking to talkSPORT’s David Tanner, the former Rangers man believes Celtic’s title should come with an asterisk.
He said “Celtic were the favourites. But if you can’t finish the season, I’m unsure how you can award a title?”
“There’s definitely an asterisk over it.”
The 28-year-old returned to Ibrox on a free transfer from Bradford City, and went on to make over 150 appearances for the Light Blues, scoring 18 goals and creating 13 assists in all competitions, before recently leaving the club.
Halliday admitted he finds it difficult to understand how a champion can be decided despite the fact the season hasn’t been completed (GlasgowLive).
Naturally, his latest verdict has divided the RFC fan base. One fan tweeted “the truth hurts,” while another added Scottish football is a “disaster” and lamented “what a joke of a league,” – unsurprising given the SPFL’s decision favoured their bitter rivals.
Have a read through the rest of the mixed reactions so far…
It just sums up the disaster that is Scottish football. Awarding titles when the league isn't over. I also read that Rangers had a game in hand and still had to play Celtic twice. What a joke of a league.
— BigTex (@BigTex2008) June 9, 2020
As a rangers fan obv I’m gutted the way it had to end but 1.there was no way we where going to pull it back we had it in 1 hand and threw it away ourselves and https://t.co/4ktlQAa7tJ glad the lives and health of peole came before a game of football we have time for football soon
— Matthew macaree (@MacareeMatthew) June 9, 2020
“Favourites” is a strong word. Were they really favorites? 13 points is not a huge lead… They needed at least 1 victory and 7 draws from their last 8 games, and already lost a match this year. Well maybe not ‘lost’ but had a couple of close games…
— Jonathan Flynn (@jpflynnlux) June 9, 2020
— bitablue (@StuartCab205) June 9, 2020
Completely agree 👏
— Alan1872 (@Alan18723) June 9, 2020
Doesn’t matter how far a team is ahead if its mathematically possible it still can be done. Remember a horse called #Devonlock?.yards away from winning the national and collapsed to ground and lost 🤔
— Stewarty (@stewarts76) June 9, 2020
Truth hurts 🤷♀️
— Bailey The Union Cat🕗 (@UBaileycat) June 9, 2020
I do feel that this will always overshadow Celtic’s 9th title. At least on England they’re playing out the rest of the games.
— Grumpy Gary (@GrumpyGary4) June 9, 2020
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