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David Provan has praised Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell in The Scottish Sun for not getting involved in the Rangers and SPFL controversy.

The former Celtic winger has given his take on Rangers’ feud with SPFL, and he has also outlined how Lawwell has the moral high ground to himself.

As reported by BBC Sport, Rangers have called for an independent investigation into the SPFL’s voting process to end the divisions below the Scottish Premiership.

The report has added that the Ibrox club have said that they will pay for the investigation.

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Provan wrote in The Scottish Sun: “Rangers are currently having a square go with Hampden’s sixth floor after the shambolic ballot to call the lower leagues.

“If you ask me, this isn’t about Gers trying to prevent Celtic’s inevitable crowning as champs — it is more like an attempt to remove SPFL board members they fear may be close to Peter Lawwell.

“The Celtic powerbroker hasn’t said a word during this rammy. He hasn’t had to. Lawwell has the moral high ground to himself.

“By agreeing to finish the season if at all possible, he’s put himself beyond criticism. It’s now a matter of when, not if, Celtic get the title.

“Rangers’ league collapse leaves Celts with an unimpeachable claim on this season’s title.

“Lawwell says he’d have preferred to finish the games but he’ll take the Champions League place whatever way it comes.”

Ending the season

The Scottish Premiership is suspended at the moment due to the global health crisis, and it remains to be seen if and when the season will get back underway.

Celtic are at the top of the league table at the moment, 13 points clear of second-placed and bitter Old Firm rivals Rangers.

Rangers have a game in hand, and there are also two Old Firm derby games left to be played this season.

With it being unclear when football can be played again, perhaps it would not be a bad idea to call off the top flight of Scottish football now and plan ahead for the summer transfer window and for the 2020-21 campaign.

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