Darren Bent claims that Celtic fans would be able to accept if the Premiership was to be deemed null and void by the SPFL this season.
The former Aston Villa and Tottenham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes that their eight consecutive league titles will make it an easier pill to swallow if the campaign is called off without a champion.
As revealed by the SPFL, the bottom three divisions of Scottish football have all been ended early with promotion and relegation taking place for next season.
However, the Eredivisie has been deemed null and void for this year, while Ligue 1 has been cut short with no clarification as to whether it will be abandoned.
Bent believes that while cancelling the season would be a drastic step for the SPFL, the club’s recent run of success would help soften the blow for the supporters.
Bent told Football Insider: “When you say null and void, you’re talking no one’s won the league, no one’s been relegated, it’s just done.
“I reckon Celtic would be annoyed and at the same time a lot of their fans will be disappointed but, how many have they won in a row now, eight?
“I think they’d be a bit annoyed but they’d be like: ‘Alright, we have won the last eight so let’s just get on with it.’ We all want to see it finished but I’m sure lots of fans will be thinking they’ve won eight and health and safety comes first.
“Meanwhile Liverpool fans would be absolutely sick because they’ve been waiting for this for so long and if it doesn’t happen now, they’re going to be thinking when is it going to happen?”
Celtic currently sit top of the Premiership by 13 points and have played a game more than second-place Rangers.
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