What grates with me is that the issue on how to end the Scottish league season is portrayed as an ethical question. If so, ethics are remarkably subjective.
How would I feel if Newco had not imploded (more on that if/when the time comes) so magnificently in the weeks? Pretty upset that they because of the slimmest of leads, they were able to ‘Stop the Nine’ without Celtic having a chance to turn things around. A cherished piece of our narrative over these last nine years would have vanished into thin air.
Conversely, what would Douglas Park have to say on the matter, if Steve Gerrard was able to cope with the likes of Hamilton Accies at home, would he be campaigning for the season to become null and void? Don’t be ridiculous. They would rename one side of the ground the 2020 Stand.
Anyone who claims they would not advocate the exact opposite view, if their team was due to win/lose a league instead of lose/win is a liar or a self-deceiving fool. This is not an ethical question and anyone who suggests it is, is being unethical. It is a pragmatic question:
Will this make you a winner or a loser?
Does this make sense for Scottish football as a whole?
The winners and those without any skin in the game voted Yes. Only losers voted No. If Celtic were behind Newco I would want the league null and void to allow us to win nine-in-a-row next season, for purely selfish reasons, not because a moral authority understood it to be right.
Talking about ethics, respect to Roma players, who have agreed to take no pay for four months, while making up shortfalls in non-player wages from their own pockets. Off the scale ethical standards. More on this, and Celtic player and executive pay cuts, later. Many clubs will fall during the crisis, Roma won’t be one of them.