Former Rangers ace Hugh Burns has slammed John Hartson as “clueless” after the former Celtic hero claimed Gers should concede the title to their Glasgow rivals. 

The Hoops are currently 13 points ahead of Steven Gerrard's team, who have a game in hand, with eight matches left to play as Scottish football remains postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There have been doubts cast over whether or not it will be possible to complete the 2019/20 campaign and Hartson suggested that if clubs are unable to fulfil their remaining fixtures, then the Light Blues should consider conceding the title to their rivals.

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But Burns, who made over 50 appearances during his time at Ibrox, claims Hartson is just “playing to the crowd” with his comments.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Burns said: “There is no chance Rangers can concede the title. If that was the case then Celtic’s ninth straight title would mean nothing. Big John is talking absolute nonsense. He doesn’t have a clue and I don’t think he is living in the real world.

“It’s a case of playing to the crowd and trying to appease the Celtic fans. Of course the odds are stacked against Rangers and it looks like Celtic will win the title if the season is played to a finish. But for Rangers just to roll over and accept their fate right now is crazy.

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“I genuinely think the Celtic players and fans don’t want to win the league under these circumstances. I have mates who support Celtic and they do not want to be handed the title. They want to win it properly and are happy to sit tight until football finally resumes.”

We told how Rangers assistant Gary McAllister insisted there would be no way Gers would concede the title to their bitter rivals and Burns is in full agreement claiming Gerrard’s side still have a slim chance.

He added: “If Rangers win their game in hand against St Johnstone then it’s down to ten. If, and it would be a big if, they win the final two derbies then the gap is suddenly down to four.

“When you think about Helicopter Sunday then nothing can be ruled out however improbable. I keep hearing the term ‘sporting integrity’ and you can only have that if the league is played to a finish.”