Celtic declared champions as season ended

LONDON (AFP) – Celtic were crowned champions for a record-equalling ninth consecutive season as the Scottish Premiership campaign was declared over yesterday.

Neil Lennon’s men were 13 points clear at the top of the table when the season was stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic in March with eight games remaining for the majority of clubs.

Second-placed Rangers had a game in hand to try and cut that gap and were due to face Celtic twice more before the end of the season.

A points-per-game method for determining final league placings also sees bottom club Hearts relegated unless there is any progress in talks over the Scottish league reconstruction.