'Car crash' – Exclusive: Alex Bruce reacts as SPFL resolution is passed
We’re delighted to welcome former Scottish Premiership defender Alex Bruce as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Rangers…
Alex Bruce has slammed the SPFL vote to end leagues from the Championship below as an “absolute debacle”.
After their initial ‘no’ vote wasn’t received on Friday, Dundee held the casting vote but took until today to support the motion.
That’s seen Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers declared champions of their leagues, while Hearts chairman Ann Budge and Les Gray of Hamilton Academical will head a taskforce to look at expanding the top flight.
The SPFL can now use the same model to end the Premiership, declaring Celtic as champions, if they can’t ensure the remaining fixtures can be completed safely.
Hearts and Hamilton Academical are currently the two bottom clubs in the Premiership.
Talking exclusively to Ibrox News Bruce said, “It sounds like an absolute debacle, doesn’t it? When you’re setting things up and clubs aren’t hitting deadlines, it sounds like it’s not been very well organised, truth be told.
“I can understand why Rangers are a little bit miffed. If the SPFL are going to put things in place then it needs to be done properly and it needs to be organised properly.
“It’s been a bit of car crash. I think there’ll be repercussions, that’s for sure.”
A light has been shone on Scottish football this week and while people shouldn’t necessarily be surprised, they should be ready to act.
The game deserves better and while the Premier League in England is coming out with decisive messages to say that voiding was never an option, the SPFL has limped to a conclusion for all but its top flight.
As Bruce said, this shouldn’t be the last of this.