For over a week now, Scottish football has debated whether the likes of Celtic and Dundee United should be crowned champions.

But the Highland League have added a unique twist to this argument. They have formally announced that Brora Rangers are to be hailed as league champions following a meeting between the league’s management committee.

Brora had six games left to play and held a 13-point lead at the summit. Fraserburgh, Rothes and Buckie Thistle could all have caught them mathematically, but alas, a champion has been selected.

Unprecedented times

Scottish football is currently on an indefinite hiatus after the suspension of league football. This move could prove controversial in the near-future, given the debate surrounding Celtic and Dundee United’s title tilts.

A precedent has been set by the Highland League and now it remains to be seen whether United or Celtic are given titles should it prove impossible to complete the 2019/20 season.

Robbie Neilson’s men are Championship leaders whilst Celtic hold the top flight’s number one position. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)

Whatever happens, someone is walking away unhappy. You can’t crown Dundee United champions without Inverness having a rightful claim to not being out the Championship title race.

It’s an interesting move by the Highland League nonetheless and it’ll be intriguing to see if the SPFL follow suit.

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