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DEFIANT LENNON SENDS MESSAGE: CROWN IS OURS

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NEIL LENNON expects Celtic to be awarded the Premiership title – if the season doesn’t resume following today’s lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The SFA and Scottish Professional Football League’s joint response group announced today an immediate suspension, with all games – including Sunday’s Glasgow derby at Ibrox – postponed until “further notice”, as Scotzine reported.

With eight league games remaining, the eight-in-a-row champions are 13 points ahead of Rangers having played a game more and are heavy favourites to pick up the honour again.

Asked what he believed would be the likely outcome if the season was scrapped, Lennon, speaking to Sky Sports News, replied: “We would be the champions and rightly so. We are 13 points clear.

“Certainly, if you are talking about the Armageddon of the league being cancelled or stopped, it should go on the average points total which would make us clear champions.

“We are over 30 games into the season, they are not going to take that away from us. Are they (the EPL) going to do that to Liverpool? I would doubt it very much.

“If it was to stop now, I would doubt very much that they would say it was null and void.”

Lennon insists his side were going to Ibrox to win on Sunday and a victory would have left them requiring only three more triumphs to make certain of the flag.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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