Former Rangers midfielder Alex Rae has told The Scottish Sun that Celtic shouldn’t be handed the Scottish Premiership title if the 2019/20 campaign cannot be completed.
The 50-year-old spent two years at Ibrox playing 34 times for the Light Blues before heading to Dundee in 2006.
Celtic are 13 points clear at the summit of the league. Rangers, however, have played a game less and the Old Firm giants have two games to play against each other.
Rae doesn’t believe it’s possible for Celtic to simply be handed the title when it technically hasn’t been won.
He told The Scottish Sun: “For me, the problem is, how can you someone a title that they haven’t won yet?
“It questions the integrity of the competition. There are examples of teams blowing a considerable lead over the last 15 years.
“The problem you have with this whole thing, in Spain, there’s two points difference between Barcelona and Real Madrid.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s a point or two, whether it’s Liverpool with 25 or Celtic with 13.
“None of them have actually won the title. So to give it over, I can’t see how that can possibly happen.
“People say it’s unprecedented times but in what point in history did anybody in football actually get handed a title without mathematically winning it.”
Rae does make some fair points and it’ll be interesting to see how the authorities do determine the outcome of the leagues.
For Steven Gerrard, it would represent a sizeable blow to see an already dominant Celtic handed yet another piece of silverware.
The Hoops are on course for 10 on the trot and winning this season’s title would take their streak to nine.
Rangers have been in shocking form since the turn of the year. Gerrard has seen his team crash out of the Scottish Cup to basement boys Hearts, whilst his team have fallen way off the pace for the title.
The Gers do have two games against Celtic to play but winning them both and their game in hand looks a long shot.
There are some big calls to make for the authorities and it’ll be interesting to see if they share the same opinion as Rae.