Sky Sports co-commentator Davie Provan was pulling no punches when it came to how the league should be settled on the field.
Provan, did, however, make it clear the null and void scenario which is being touted about is a non-starter. The former Celt agrees with Peter Lawwell that null and void leagues will lead to financial implications for clubs up and down the country.
Writing for SunSport, Provan said:
I’m guessing privately Lawwell would have happily accepted the title now allowing him to get on with flogging season books for the ten-in-a-row extravaganza. But if he found himself boxed in over the issue, he was right in saying this season can’t be declared null and void. That would leave broadcasters and season-ticket holders demanding money back.
Under no circumstances should seven months of league results be wiped out. On the face of it at least, we now have the Old Firm clubs on the same page after Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson made Gers’ case clear.
Asked about the possibility of the Premiership being decided on current standings, Robertson, with crass insensitivity, said: “We will work to ensure no one runs roughshod over people’s lives.” People’s lives? Has he noticed what’s happening in the real world?
Either way, both Robertson and Lawwell are right to insist the season is completed. Those demanding an immediate end to the Premiership and distribution of prize money do it out of financial desperation.
We’re not sure who Provan is referring to when he talks about people demanding the season being called right now without every attempt to have it played.
Anyone we talk to would like to see Celtic get back on the field and hammer home their massive points advantage.
As we enter a dark stage of the pandemic in Scotland, it mustn’t be forgotten that this current argument pales in comparison to what’s going on elsewhere.
Commons sense has to and will prevail, right now, we all have to do our bit to get over the worst of the virus which has caused the shutdown.