SPFL clubs are getting set for the government to can the 2019/20 season – and that could result in Celtic being crowned Premiership champions and Hearts facing relegation (The Scottish Sun).
The report claims that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will step in to call a halt to professional leagues across Britain.
It would end the current uncertainty surrounding football in this country. Debate is raging on about whether the season has to be completed or whether it should be left null and void. Some of the key points of argument include whether Celtic should get the title, Hearts’ Premiership status and who gets promoted from the lower leagues.
Big decisions await the SPFL
After Johnson’s decision, the SPFL would make a call as to how they decide league standings as they stand at this stage. This option though would bring about severe legal and financial ramifications according to the report.
Crucially, this would allow prize money to be brought forward, with some clubs facing financial uncertainty with their next load of gate money unknown.
In the event of a void season though, revenue from this season’s broadcast deal, season tickets and sponsorship could all come under threat.
With much to decide upon, it’s shaping up to be a defining week in Scottish football history.