Celtic dedicate title win to supporters and key workers

The Parkhead club have been awarded the Scottish Premiership title.

Title win: Celtic boss Neil Lennon with the trophy.
Title win: Celtic boss Neil Lennon with the trophy.

Celtic have dedicated their nine-in-a-row title win to their supporters and key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Parkhead club were awarded the Scottish Premiership after the SPFL announced a premature end to the campaign on Monday.

A points-per-game approach was used to determine the final league positions, which also saw Hearts relegated.

Captain: Scott Brown with the Scottish Premiership trophy.

In a statement, Celtic said: “We have dominated the Premiership, winning 26 games out of 30.

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“We have scored 89 goals, conceded just 19, and established a commanding 13-point lead at the top of the table. We are champions for a reason.

“We dedicate this victory to you. To all our supporters. To the key workers who are saving lives, cleaning hospitals, stacking shelves and shielding loved ones at home.

“Our 9, is your 9.”

Celebrations: Celtic fans gather after title win. SNS

Chief executive Peter Lawwell said: “We dedicate this title to everyone who has cared for us and all those who have been affected by these times of challenge and difficulty.

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“As we have said before, against a backdrop of global crisis, all areas of society are experiencing huge adversity and it is vital that we take a moment to remember this.”

Manager Neil Lennon described it as an “honour” to work with the current group of players, a team he said is “crammed with talent, spirit, strength and resilience.”

He added: “I love these players – players who do their talking on the pitch and pride themselves in their professionalism.

Celtic: Supporters gather on the day of nine-in-a-row win.

“Led by a captain of the highest quality, these players are relentless in achieving their objectives.”

And while Celtic said they wanted to see its fanbase “celebrate in style”, they urged supporters to do so at home and remain safe.

They stressed: “Please do not come to Celtic Park.

“We dedicate this league title to you. We dedicate 9 in a row to you.”

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