A report in the Glasgow Times has predicted that Hibs will reject SPFL proposals on early league termination, meaning Rangers could help force through a veto.
The game’s professional body needs 75% of Scottish Premiership teams to vote through the proposal which would see Celtic crowned champions, Hearts relegated and teams finally doled out prize money.
This is a suggestion which has been backed up by the likes of Hearts and Aberdeen, who have both vocally supported Rangers’ statement in the press.
According to the Glasgow Times report, Hibs are likely to veto any proposal on the basis that calling it on average points would see them finish outside the top six.
This would have considerable financial consequences for the Easter Road club with the report claiming St. Johnstone are likely to vote the opposite way as it would guarantee them a top-half finish.
If Hibs are genuinely set to veto the decision it would mean four clubs will vote the proposal down, resulting in the proposal failing to secure the necessary from at least nine Scottish Premiership clubs.
Whilst the same Glasgow Times report suggests Aberdeen will vote in favour of the proposals, Dons boss Derek McInnes explained Aberdeen’s position against the proposals on Clyde SSB [Clyde SSB 09/04].
The English Premier League are also moving forward proposals to pay prize money out early [Times] whilst not calling the league season, setting a precedent for Scotland.