'Clear & obvious...' - Exclusive: Brown highlights 'Issues' after Celtic statement

Michael Brown insists that Celtic deserve to be named champions but there are still issues to address after the Premiership season was cut short on Monday.

The former Premier League midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, claims the Bhoys won the league by a “country mile” and that there can be no complaints about handing them the title.

The SPFL issued a statement on Monday confirming that the 2019/20 Premiership season had been concluded with immediate effect after a unanimous vote among the top-flight sides.

While a big advocate for trying to get games played and seasons finished as normal, Brown admits there is little doubt the Hoops deserve their ninth successive league title.

Asked if Celtic deserved to be called champions when the season was cut short, Brown told Football Insider: “They’ve won it by a country mile – that’s answered it, it’s just like Liverpool.

“Are they champions? Yes. Do Leeds deserve promotion? Yes. This is why I’m all for finishing the season – it’s less complications, less any sort of problems because the answers are there – that’s it, the games have been played.

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“I understand there’s these issues but we can’t start next year, can we? I’m so big on saying finish it where we can. They’re clear and obvious, I think – Celtic, champions, Liverpool, champions. It’s the ones where it’s tight and there’s relegation that’s the issue.”

The Hoops finish the season 13 points ahead of second-placed Rangers, albeit having played a game more than their Glasgow rivals.

They were also pushing for a fourth successive domestic treble, with a Scottish Cup semi-final on the line after already winning the Scottish League Cup.

In other Celtic news, Brown has warned a Hoops star to look over his shoulder during the summer transfer window.