Ian Maxwell has confirmed that declaring the Scottish football season null and void isn’t something the SFA is thinking about.
In what’ll be a likely boost for teams like Dundee United and Celtic sitting top of their respective leagues, ruling this season null and void was one option floated as suspension continues.
But SFA chief Maxwell has ruled this option out. He says getting all the fixtures played remain the main aim.
“I don’t think there is a consideration for cancellation, I think it’s the same concerns that the English Premier League have in terms of broadcast contracts and contractual obligations that will apply to every league across the world,” Maxwell told BBC 5 Live.
“The income is vital regardless of what the headline number is and it’s important we get games finished. Everyone wants to get the games played, the guys who get the winner’s medals at the end of the season want to know they’ve played every match and no-one can come back and say they didn’t deserve it in any way.
“Clubs who are potentially in relegation spots, if they’re going to go down at the end of the season then it’s because they’ve been given every chance to avoid that and it’s something we need to try and work through.”
Can it be done?
For now, Scottish football is on hold until April 30 as the world battles a global health pandemic. Many have accepted that the wait for football will extend beyond that.
It leaves what happens with this season up in the air. Teams like Celtic and United will want to see it out and claim the title, whilst Hearts and Stranraer may want it scrapped in order to avoid the drop.
There are a million and one ways this season could end, but Maxwell may just have made that number a million with these remarks.