Date: 5th April 2020 at 12:34pm
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Barry Ferguson is the latest person to say that Celtic will be crowned champions if the league cannot be completed.

He has disavowed the “null and void” idea as ridiculous and says that although his own team, Kelty Hearts, are likely to be awarded their own league title if the SFA declares football in Scotland is at a close that he will “take it” although he doesn’t want it that way.

There is a little self-interest here, of course there is.

But Ferguson, despite his reputation for not being the sharpest tool in the box, is not actually daft and he can plainly see not only that things are going this way but that it’s the right thing to do.

This is not the way anybody wants to win a league.

I mean, let’s be clear on that.

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In the 1951/52 season, SFA chairman George Graham tried to stop Celtic from flying the Irish tricolour flag over Celtic Park, leading to a bitter stand off between him and the club. Which Scottish club backed Graham over his stance?

This is not the way titles should be won. Everyone at Celtic, from the fans to the directors, wants these games to be played. The frustration at not getting to complete the job on the pitch is palpable. But listen, these are unprecedented times, and no answer will be perfect.

All we can do is wait and see what happens. Scottish football has been in this holding pattern for a month now, and there’s no end in sight. Tom Petty said “the waiting is the hardest part” and that’s kind of what we’re doing at the moment … but when the SPFL meets on Wednesday things should be a whole lot clearer.

I expect our champions will be confirmed.

Ferguson throwing his two bobs worth into the discussion hasn’t really accomplished much. It doesn’t move us on even one step. What it does do is make it clear to the nutters is Sevconia just how little support for their “void the season” position there actually is out there.

McInnes was yesterday,

Gary Holt has echoed his sentiments today and now this guy, a favourite son, has shown them up as the game’s outlying nutters.

Think that will cool the outpouring of fury when this ends as it was always destined to?

No. Me neither.

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