Hibs defender Darren McGregor is hopeful the 2019/20 season can be finished, believing any alternative would be unfair.
The veteran is keen to see the current campaign return later this year, with the game in Scotland currently suspended indefinitely due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The SPFL took the decision of March 13 and, nobody really knows when or if the action will be able to recommence.
Before things were halted, Hibs had just been beaten in the league by Aberdeen and were sixth in the table, while bitter rivals Hearts were rock bottom and four points adrift of safety.
The Jambos would go down if current standings were taken as final, but owner Ann Budge has said she would seek legal action if that was the decision.
In the eyes of McGregor, it’s only fair for struggling sides like Hearts to have the chance to play their way out of trouble.
He said (Edinburgh Evening News): “It is a contentious issue. To call it a day as such would be unfair on teams that want to get promoted and the same going the other way [relegation].
“You need to see it to its conclusion to give everybody a fair crack of the whip.
“It is a weird situation to be in. You want to get back, you want that purpose in life, that’s what you want as a footballer.”
There may be a bitter rivalry between the two clubs, but McGregor surely won’t be the only Hibs player wanting Hearts to have the chance to save themselves.
Hopefully the season is able to start up again, and the two sides will also be able to play out their Scottish Cup semi-final, which promises to be a fantastic affair.