Ross McCormack and Alan Brazil have reacted to reports that Celtic and Rangers have been offered the chance to join a British Super League – with the Sun claiming that the Premier League’s biggest sides still want reform.
The European Super League fell through earlier this week amid enormous backlash from fans, pundits, journalists and more. All six English sides pulled out, and now the chances of a European Super League are completely over.
But The Sun reports that a new British Super League could arrive. Premier League sides still believe reform of England’s top tier is needed, and both Celtic and Rangers have been given the opportunity to form a new league.
Both ex-Rangers man McCormack – who also captained clubs like Leeds and Fulham – as well as Celtic-supporting Brazil responded. Neither seem to think it is a good idea, as it is detrimental to the rest of the Scottish sides.
“From a Celtic and Rangers point of view, it’s brilliant,” Brazil said. “But for the Scottish Premiership, it is terrible. You take Celtic and Rangers out of the Scottish Premiership, it is going to kill out domestic football.
“It would go right down the swanny. The idea that other clubs could be in the Champions League, fine, for how many [games]. Celtic and Rangers struggle. Think about it, think about the crowds. A packed Tynecastle, Easter Road.”
TBR’s view – McCormack and Brazil both bang on
Yes, there is a massive shift towards Celtic and Rangers in the Scottish Premiership – and it is a battle between the two Scottish giants for first and second, and a league between the rest, such as Aberdeen, Hearts, Hibs and Killie.
But remove Celtic and Rangers, and clubs that would qualify for the Champions League or Europa League would completely flop. It would see the coefficient reduce, and the overall quality of the league would reduce.
Not only that, but fans flock to matches when their team go up against Celtic and Rangers. Those gate receipts would vanish, as would the amazing occasion of an Old Firm clash.