Premier League club West Ham have called for the English league season to be postponed as the debate rages on over the situation involving Rangers, Celtic and the Scottish Premiership.
Hammers vice-chairperson Karren Brady writes in her Sun column that the English league season “must be declared null and void if players can’t play again”.
Speaking about the impact of the coronavirus on general society and football, Brady wants to see the English domestic season scrapped if the national game can’t be restarted.
“Suspension or cancellation of the league was always a certainty,” writes Brady.
“There is no dodging the possibility that all levels in the EFL as well as the Premier League will have to be cancelled and this season declared null and void because if the players can’t play the games can’t go ahead.
“The PL hopes that an interlude of three weeks from today will enable it to restart but that may well be dreamland.
“Perhaps scrubbing the European Championship could provide more time to complete the season into the summer but that is also a giant ‘if’.
“As games in both the PL and in the EFL are affected, the only fair and reasonable thing to do is declare the whole season null and void.
“Who knows who would have gone down or come up if the games have not actually been played in full?”
Whilst Brady expresses sympathy for Liverpool, this is a position which many Rangers supporters naturally support in Scotland.
On the other side of that, Celtic are demanding the title goes to them should the league be cancelled.
Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp, in contrast, put out a classy response explaining that some things are more important right now.
If Rangers don’t speak out Celtic will push this as far as they can in desperation of getting that league title, even if they have not yet achieved it.
Through Karren Brady, relegation-threatened West Ham have clearly made their position on the entire subject clear to protect their interests – should Rangers be looking to do the same?