The SPFL should be called off as it is – meaning Hearts will have to be relegated according to Chris Sutton.

Debate is raging on after the SPFL announced an indefinite suspension period. It comes after the World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic, alongside many major sporting events being postponed or cancelled.

An uncertain fate awaits Scottish football. (Photo by Alex Morton – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

It’s left the powers that be in Scottish football with an almighty headache. For pundit Sutton, he believes that finishing the league as it is, relegating Hearts in the process, is the only fair way to solve things.

“Neil Doncaster said the campaign can’t be made null and void and that’s fine – just declare it straight away instead,” he wrote in his Daily Record column. “No doubt there will be an angry mob up in arms at the suggestion but it’s a matter of common sense.

“There would be outcry for the teams who get relegation, but I’m sorry, that’s just the way it is. Hearts would need to go down.

Chris Sutton is calling for the league to finish as is. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“I’m sure Ann Budge would be on to the lawyers but they have been the worst side in Scotland this season and as it stands they would deserve to go down.”

No easy fix

There are so many scenarios in all this that your head would burst if you were to consider them all. Sutton’s proposal is probably the most straightforward in terms of dates and rescheduling.

It’s probably the most difficult to agree upon for clubs. Hearts will not agree to going down with eight games to go and others won’t void the league if they have something to play for.

It’s unlikely everyone will be appeased by the final decision – but Jambos will be hoping this measure isn’t one carried out as Scottish football faces an uncertain future.

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