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Hearts owner Ann Budge has threatened to sue if his Premiership Scottish club are relegated because of the chaos caused by the outbreak of coronavirus.

Football in Scotland is on hold due to the deadly pandemic and there have been reports the season could be canceled even if the situation does not improve.

Scottish Professional Football League discusses possible options.

If the season was canceled, it raises the question of who, if anyone, would be relegated from the Scottish Premier League.

At present, the cores are within four points at the bottom of the top flight table.

When asked if she would take legal action if the club were relegated without being able to finishedst season, Budge told Sky Sports News, “Yes, I have, because I fundamentally disagree with it.

“Because there are so many options, it’s hard for me to sit here and say that we would do this and that.

“But I’m not a view that this is a reasonable thing to do. I could not see that benefit.

“How does that help anyone in a situation where we are all problems that no one ever arise imagined that we would have to face?

“Who benefits? I can not get my head round that.

“I have already expressed my position shall we say, a non-confrontational way I would like to say, but I tried to put my argumentsFBCL card. I know they are in a difficult situation. “

Budge remains hopeful the last eight matches will be played later, but with the major threat encoreune virus, it prepares an unwanted conclusion.

“I would be able to finish the season, but if we can not then I think we have to be pragmatic and to decide on a premature end,” she said.

“If the season was deemed to be complete then you need to go back to the rules, and rules very, very clear that competition includes 38 games.

“Obviously, we all know that we have not played 38 games. “

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says his team will be champion if the season ne can not be completed.

After 30 games, Lennon’s team are 13 points clear of Rangers, who have a game in hand.

But Rangers general manager Stewart Robertson responded by suggesting that would impact the integrity of sport.

“It is our firm conviction that the competition in the league this season is complete when all 38 games are played by all teams,” Robertson said in a statement.

“For the avoidance of doubt, we believe that can only final ranking be confirmed when all the games are over, not before.

” Any attempt to finish the season with a significant amount of games still playing, impacts on the integrity of sport in Scotland.

“moreWe are firmly opposed to playing games behind closed doors. Rangers fans have stuck by our club in the darkest times. their loyalty will not be forgotten and they will not be left behind. we will continue to keep a watchful eye on the decisions of the governing bodies of football. “


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