Journalist Graham Spiers has issued a witty response to Rangers director Alastair Johnston’s comments about the possibility of Celtic being crowned champions early this season.

Speaking to The Times, as cited by the Daily Record, Johnston suggested the title would require an “asterisk” next to it this season if Celtic win the league by way of the campaign being ended early.

The Hoops are currently 13 points clear of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership as things stand, with the pair having eight and nine league games remaining this season respectively.

Therefore Celtic are in an incredibly commanding position heading into the closing stages of the campaign if the SPFL decide this season can be fully completed when they hold talks later this week.

However, if they decide to follow in Belgium’s footsteps and propose to end the campaign early, then Celtic could be crowned champions, which Johnston suggests should have the aforementioned “asterisk” next to it.

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And responding to Johnston’s claims, Spiers posted a rather witty tweet suggesting the Rangers director should be careful about making such a claim.