Celtic awarded Scottish Premiership for 2019/2020 campaign as season gets cancelled

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Celtic have been handed the Scottish Premiership for the 2019/2020 season making it a ninth title win in as many years.

The  decision was announced by the Leadership of the League after holding a meeting with the clubs on Monday , with the campaign being decided on a points per game average.

SPFL chairman Murdoch MacLennan said in a statement: “Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to officially congratulate Celtic on their achievement of winning the Ladbrokes Premiership this season, and also to sincerely commiserate with Hearts on their relegation.”

Celtic held a 13 points advantage over rivals Rangers having played a game more.

MacLennan continued: “We would all have rather seen the league season played out on pitches, in stadiums and in front of supporters.

“This is not the way anybody involved with Scottish football would have wanted to conclude the league season but, given the grave and unprecedented circumstances that we are facing, the board has agreed that it is the only practical way forward.

“COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on sporting competitions around the world and the repercussions will be felt for a long time.

Clubs reached a unanimous agreement with the leadership of the Premiership to truncate the season after it became evident the season could no longer continue.



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