We’re all aware that a certain section of Scottish football fans and the media are doing their best to cause a fuss and discredit everything just now, but they will be distraught to learn that nobody is taking that seriously.
Celtic have been awarded the title with Hearts going down to the Championship, so it was always going to be interesting to see how the bookies reacted.
Many punters wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to find a way of avoiding paying out here, but a report from the Daily Record has indicated that many are respecting the final standings:
“Following the SPFL decision to officially conclude the Ladbrokes Premiership 2019/20 season, we have settled ante post bets in line with our rules, and have paid out on Celtic as champions, Hearts being relegated and Odsonne Eduoard being top season goalscorer.”
“However, in order to be as fair as possible to our customers, given the extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances, we have also decided to void any ante post bets that still had a mathematical chance of winning, and refund the stakes in full to customers.”
In a way it will be fascinating to see if the Rangers kick up a huge fuss about the top scorer standings too – Odsonne Edouard is miles in front with very few games left… it sounds eerily familiar to another situation that has caused a few issues in recent weeks.
It’s also good to see yet another industry respecting the decision to end the season and the final league standings – it’s almost like it’s the logical and right thing to so.