Former Hearts striker Stephane Adam has launched a scathing attack on Scottish football, blasting higher-ups for their 'rotten incompetence' in turning our game into the 'joke of the summer'.

The Jambos and Partick Thistle were officially relegated earlier this afternoon when news broke that they had lost their arbitration case against the SPFL as the Scottish FA confirmed the ruling would stand. It had come after both clubs initially took the SPFL to court, only for a judge to rule that the SFA must take control of any decision.

A three-member panel opted in favour of the SPFL, meaning Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers could finally and officially plan for their promotions. But Adam took to social media to blast the decision and make claims that there is 'no solidarity' in our game. He also sniped that the SFA could be one reason why the Scottish national team have not succeeded to any significant level in a number of years.

In a series of furious tweets, Adam said: "No surprises. Many people have asked me what my opinion is on the subject. I sincerely believe that Scottish football has been the attraction and the joke of the summer and this whole story will have shown 2 things:

"1- there is no solidarity between Scottish football clubs but only selfishness and contempt. 2- The high authorities of Scottish football are rotten and of rare incompetence. If you were wondering why Scottish football was declining at European level and why the national team have not qualified for a major competition for over 20 years you may have the beginning of an answer here".

Neil Doncaster today admitted he was 'absolutely delighted' the SPFL’s decision to end the season prematurely has been 'vindicated' by the arbitration panel.

Neither club will win any sort of compensation despite Hearts seeking £8million in losses and Thistle after £2million.