Modified 18 Might 2020, 17:54 IST
Celtic have received a record-equalling ninth successive title and Hearts had been consigned to relegation when the Scottish Premiership season was ended on Monday.
The Scottish Skilled Soccer League (SPFL) introduced the 2019-20 marketing campaign couldn’t be accomplished because of the coronavirus pandemic following session with all 12 top-flight golf equipment.
Celtic retain their title after the ultimate standings had been calculated on a points-per-game foundation, simply because the Championship, League One and League Two tables had been.
Neil Lennon’s aspect had been 13 factors away from arch-rivals Rangers, who had a recreation in hand, with eight matches to play when the season was halted in March amid the COVID-19 disaster.
Hearts drop into the Championship, having been 4 factors adrift of second-bottom Hamilton Academical. Dundee United had been beforehand topped champions of the second tier.
Glasgow giants Celtic can rejoice being topped champions of Scotland 9 instances in a row for a second time, having additionally achieved the feat below Jock Stein within the 1973-74 season.
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— Celtic Soccer Membership (from (@CelticFC) Might 18, 2020
SPFL chairman Murdoch MacLennan mentioned: “Firstly, I want to take this chance to formally congratulate Celtic on their achievement of successful the Premiership this season, and in addition to sincerely commiserate with Hearts on their relegation.
“We’d all have fairly seen the league season performed out on pitches, in stadiums and in entrance of supporters.
“This isn’t the way in which anyone concerned with Scottish soccer would have wished to conclude the league season however, given the grave and unprecedented circumstances that we face, the board has agreed that it’s the solely sensible manner ahead.
“COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on sporting competitions world wide and the repercussions can be felt for a very long time.
“Scottish authorities restrictions and deep considerations for each participant and spectator security left the SPFL with no sensible choice however to name the Premiership now and we thank the Premiership golf equipment for his or her assist on this resolution.”