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Celtic declared Scottish Premiership champions after season scrapped

Celtic declared Scottish Premiership champions after season scrapped”

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) announced on Monday the 2019-20 season could not be completed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rangers finished well clear of Motherwell in second with the latter achieving qualification for Europa League qualification stages.

Celtic have officially been crowned as the champions of Scotland for a ninth season in a row as the SPFL chose to end the 2019/20 season early, using a points-per-game method to finalise the league table.

In a statement, Hearts said no club "should be unfairly penalised" amid the Covid-19 pandemic and that they are continuing to take legal advice.

"Legal action would be both time consuming and expensive", they said.

It all means that supporters who are suffering financially right now can expect to receive part refunds on their season tickets by mid-June, which is a pretty good effort from the club all things considered, taking into account the admin turnaround.

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MacLennan added: "We would all have rather seen the league season played out on pitches, in stadiums and in front of supporters".

"Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on sporting competitions around the world and the repercussions will be felt for a long time.

This is not the way anybody involved with Scottish football would have wanted to conclude the league season but, given the grave and unprecedented circumstances that we are facing, the Board has agreed that it is the only practical way forward", SPFL Chairman Murdoch MacLennan said.

Budge was co-chair of a group set up to look at configuring the division, but their work halted after it emerged not enough top-flight clubs would back any change in a vote. The former Celtic striker was celebrating his former clubs title win and nine in a row like the rest of us.

The SPFL will now pay out $8.5 million in fees "to help clubs stay afloat", chief executive Neil Doncaster said, adding that the next league season is due to start on August 1.

"We dedicate this victory to you. We will continue to fight against what we believe is an unjust outcome".

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