Tackling banned under terms of Premier League protocol for training

Tackling banned under terms of Premier League protocol for training

Tackling banned under terms of Premier League protocol for training

Celtic dedicated the club's latest league title - its 51st, only three behind the national record held by Glasgow rival Rangers - to "key workers who are saving lives, cleaning hospitals, stacking shelves and shielding loved ones at home".

Final league placings were decided by points won per-game before lockdown. Please DO NOT come to Celtic Park.

A points per game model has been used to finalise the standings and bring the curtain down on a campaign that will not be played to a finish .

It looks as though all SPFL member clubs are facing the prospect of another vote, just a week after a proposal tabled by Rangers, Hearts and Stranraer calling for an independent investigation into the SPFL's ballot to end the lower league season, was defeated.

The statement read: "We have stated from the outset that we don't believe it is right that any club should be unfairly penalised because of the Covid-19 pandemic".

Clubs in Spain's top two divisions have returned to individual training and while no date has been set for matches to restart, La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he hopes action will resume from June 12.

Yet while clubs across the continent have begun training again and set dates for re-starting their seasons, England's top-flight is yet to confirm plans for returning to training or matches.

'However, the cost to the club of relegation would outweigh these considerations'. "Scottish Government restrictions and deep concerns for both player and spectator safety left the SPFL with no realistic option but to call the Ladbrokes Premiership now and we thank the Premiership clubs for their support on this decision".

Celtic have been declared Premiership champions for 2019-20, with the SPFL taking the decision to cut short the Scottish season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nobody should be under any illusion as to how complicated and hard a challenge it will be to return Scottish football to normality.

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