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Universally it won’t be accepted- BBC pundit makes Celtic title claim

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Steven Thompson has become the latest Scottish media pundit to question the validity of Celtic being awarded the 2019/20 title.

The former striker slipped effortlessly into a job with the when his playing days finished where he is a regular on Sunday Sportscene.

With that show on hold Thompson has become a regular on the daily Scottish football podcast where the topical issues are discussed.

Over 80% of SPFL clubs have voted in a favour of deciding the season based on average points to date with one of Thompson’s former clubs, benefitting from that ruling.

Little has been made of the possibility of Inverness Caley Thistle catching the side who were 14 points clear with eight matches left to play. United have won six points in their last six matches in contrast to Celtic who have picked up 28 points from their last 10 SPFL fixtures.

United’s title win and promotion hasn’t been disputed but according to Thompson a similar success for Celtic wouldn’t be accepted.

Covering the Radio podcast, The Glasgow Times picks up on Thompson saying:

Anyone that says Celtic weren’t going to win the league is lying. They were going to win the league. A lot of my friends are fans and they had given up the ghost.

Celtic were going to win the league but now, if Celtic are given the league fans won’t accept that, across the board. Universally it won’t be accepted.

How can you be given a title if you haven’t actually won the title? It’s impossible to award the title to Celtic in those circumstances.

I knew they were going to win the league but I don’t think you can give a team the title without having played out the season.

Celtic will win the title in the same way as have. It looks increasingly likely that will benefit from a similar decision, it’s doubtful if any pundits will question the validity of the EPL title going to Anfield.

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