Rival boss Neil Lennon believes that the title should be awarded to his Celtic side should the season be cancelled – and needless to say, Rangers fans don’t agree.

The Parkhead manager was speaking as growing fears over the coronavirus outbreak forced the SPFL to postpone football in the country [SPFL] until the beginning of April at the earliest.

With Celtic 13 points clear – albeit having played a game more and with two Old Firm derbies to come – Lennon believes that’s enough for Celtic to be crowned champions.

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“If it was to stop now I would doubt very much that they would say it was null and void,” said Lennon [BBC Sport].

“It could be death by a thousand cuts. We have played over 30 games, that’s well over two-thirds of the season so we should be declared champions.

“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 and rightly so.


“We are over 30 games in to the season, they are not going to take that away from us.”

Given the backdrop of the situation, you can forgive Rangers fans for slaughtering the Celtic boss for these pretty classless comments.

The entire situation is undoubtedly a difficult one but you cannot hand out trophies when tournaments haven’t been completed. That is utterly delusional.

Should the SFA hand Celtic the Scottish Cup because they were the favourites to win that competition too?

Lennon himself even said “the league’s not done yet” despite Celtic gaining the points advantage last Wednesday.

PERTH, SCOTLAND – MARCH 01: Neil Lennon, Manager of Celtic during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between St Johnstone and Celtic at McDiarmid Park on March 01, 2020 in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Anything could have happened in the final weeks of the title race and comments like this completely defy the concept and notion of sport.

It’s very much a case of crossing this bridge when we come to it but to act so entitled, so irresponsibly, it smacks of utter desperation.

Who are the “they” who plan on unfairly taking this title from Celtic?

There’s no conspiracy here Neil, the season could be ended because of a global pandemic which threatens to kill thousands.

This is how some Rangers fans reacted to the Celtic boss’ poorly considered comments:


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