It looks like the Ibrox club will leave no stone unturned in their quest to stop Celtic from winning 9-in-a-row, however low they may have to go.
With football suspended for the foreseeable future as the situation around the world continues to deteriorate, it looks like SPFL have to come to a decision soon regarding the fate of the season. With both Celtic and Dundee United having prominent leads at the top of the Premiership and Championship respectively, their fans will be especially anxious regarding the situation.
Now at this point we all know that the Rangers fans want the season to be declared ‘null and void’. It is their only hope of stopping Celtic from securing a historic 9-in-a-row after having failed to do so on the pitch by falling 13 points behind the defending champions. As a result, they have been collectively pushing their agenda for the past month or so.
But after Club Brugge were declared the champions of Belgium earlier, it looks like they have been hit with the reality that cancelling the season is not an option that leagues around Europe are considering. And with UEFA’s confession yesterday that leagues will have to decide on champions.
As a result, the feeling that Celtic will soon be crowned champions has been gaining momentum and this has burst the bubble that those associated with Rangers have been living in.
That did not stop them from taking a last ditch attempt by releasing a statement that they will consider the season finished only when all 38 games have been played on their official website:
“Considering the current circumstances and increased speculation surrounding the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Scottish football, we felt it is incumbent that we provide clarity in relation to our position.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Rangers firmly believe that the 2019/20 season is only complete when all 38 games have been played to a finish.”
Of course, they used the usual excuse of how the ‘unfair’ relegation of teams is what they care about:
“It is abhorrent that certain clubs could be unfairly relegated if the current SPFL proposals were implemented. We must future proof the Scottish game.”
Hopefully they will also explain in a future statement how it is fair on teams that have worked to get themselves in title winning positions to not be rewarded for it. Also, the financial strain that cancelling the season will put clubs under is immense.
Rest assured that if they were the side on top of the table at this point of time they would be whistling a different tune.