Clubs agreed to stop the league and judge the reason using the points per game method. Celtic were crowned Champions for the ninth consecutive year while Hearts were relegated.
Shortly after their relegation was confirmed from the Scottish Premiership Hearts has released a statement. The Edinburgh club are considering legal action to what they described as an “unjust decision”.

A statement from Hearts reads:
“We have stated from the
outset that we don’t believe it is right that any club should be unfairly penalised because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It was previously indicated that league reconstruction would not generate enough support to pass a vote between member clubs.
In recent days a number of positive talks have been held with both the SPFL and member clubs and this topic is currently being revisited.

“Hearts will shortly submit a member’s resolution that we believe is a pragmatic solution to the
issues the game currently faces and a way forward that the clubs can unite behind. It is our belief that this resolution, if supported, will provide an opportunity to avoid disproportionately disadvantaging – financially and otherwise – any
club.

“This is possibly the final chance for our game to stand together, protect each other and not only survive but flourish in the aftermath of this terrible pandemic. Players from across all leagues have shown a desire for reconstruction and having already received support from some clubs we are hopeful that this resolution can positively
progress Scottish football.

“As previously intimated the club has been taking legal advice throughout this process and are continuing to do so.

“We hope that the resolution
being prepared will avoid the need to go down this route. Legal action would be both time consuming and expensive. However the cost to
the club of relegation would outweigh these considerations.

“To our supporters, we thank you for showing patience and continuing to back the club. We will continue to fight against what we believe is an
unjust outcome.”

Hearts finished last on the table with 27 points from 30 matches played before the league went on break in March.