Former Rangers midfielder Alex Rae has taken to Twitter to rubbish claims that Celtic should win the Scottish Premiership title if season finishes early.
The 50-year-old who is a regular pundit and BT Sport commentator spoke out following comments on Friday afternoon from Hoops boss Neil Lennon.
All domestic and grassroots football under SFA jurisdiction has been suspended until further notice [SPFL.co.uk] and reports have suggested that with the number of coronavirus cases only set to increase over the coming months, it may prove impossible to restart and complete the season [Daily Record].
When asked what he believed should happen in that instance, Lennon asserted that Celtic should be crowned champions given that they currently sit top of the league [Metro].
Yet, that’s a position Rae believes is fundamentally flawed and he put across his point on Twitter on Saturday morning.
If a horse race 🏇 over a mile starts and one horse is 10 lengths clear and the rest have fallen and the lead horse falls at the last hurdle do they give the lead horse the win as he was in front + does the bookies pay out as a winner ???
Asking for a friend ?
— Alex Rae (@alexrae1969) March 14, 2020
His take went down well with Bears, with the tweet racking up several thousand likes in a few hours.
As perhaps can be expected, it seems anyone with a Rangers connection is going to support the voiding of the current season, while Celtic leaning figures will argue that they deserve the trophy.
Therefore, there’s going to be a huge amount of pressure on the powers that be if circumstances dictate that the season cannot restart.
The picture may begin to become clearer next week, though, with the Daily Record reporting that SFA and SPFL chiefs, Ian Maxwell and Neil Doncaster, will meet with Premier League and EFL decision-makers to draw up a UK-specific response to the crisis, including what happens in terms of winners and losers in the case of a curtailed season.