With football suspended indefinitely, a number of Scottish clubs are looking towards a grim future. Yet the Rangers fans seem to be praying for the season not to be restarted just to stop Celtic from winning 9-in-a-row.
The current suspension of football could have grave consequences for a number of clubs around Scotland. Many of them do not have the financial means to survive a long break from football. And declaring the season ‘null and void’ will only put further financial stress on them. Celtic will survive, but many other clubs won’t.
One of those clubs are Rangers. The Glasgow club has faced extinction in the past, with their dissolution in 2012. And they’ll surely go bust again considering their current financial situation if the season is not completed.
Yet the Rangers fans seem to be pushing the ‘null and void’ agenda.Why? Just to stop Celtic from winning a record-equaling ninth straight league title. And if need be, they are wiling to go bust once again for the cause.
This Twitter thread in instance is a class in bad comedy. Be sure to check it out in its full glory:
The SPFL has no choice. This season's remaining fixtures cannot be fulfilled, therefore the division titles and Scottish Cup competitions cannot be completed. All such competitions are null and void. If anyone at Rangers takes a different line from this, they must be silenced.
— Billy Doll (@WindsorHugo) March 13, 2020
Of course, the club have released a statement regarding how they want all the games to be played this season. But there unwillingness to play it behind closed doors gives away their hand. They are just looking for an excuse to get away from this disaster of a season.
It is not unreasonable to say that fans should not be allowed into stadiums before we are absolutely sure that the coronavirus has died away. That could take up to the next season, even further.
Unfortunately for the Rangers, they appear to be the only club other than Hearts pushing this ‘null and void’ agenda. Everybody else seems to realize that they cannot bear the financial strain of cancelling the season. But by this point, we all know that no matter how many times they die, they will still claim it is the same club.
Rangers 3.0 coming to your nearest stadiums soon, hopefully with fourth division football.