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Celtic's historic nine-in-a-row title win was handed to them... by Rangers, on a silver platter

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Deserved victory: Neil Lennon with the Scottish Premiership trophy

Deserved victory: Neil Lennon with the Scottish Premiership trophy

Deserved victory: Neil Lennon with the Scottish Premiership trophy

Asterisks are nothing new in sport. Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong, for instance, has quite a few alongside his name.

And there's an infuriating one that still rankles with some of the more mature Irish rugby fans, nearly half a century on.

In 1972, Ireland won all their games in the Five Nations Championship, beating France and England away. How often does that happen?