Dundee stoke Hearts rivalry with relegation reminder Twitter jibe after fixture release

Robbie Neilson’s men are set to host Dundee in the Championship season opener

Dundee reminded Hearts they were relegated on Twitter. Picture: SNS
Dundee reminded Hearts they were relegated on Twitter. Picture: SNS

Dundee did little to soothe any relations with Hearts and the club’s supporters with a Twitter jibe following the fixture list release.

It was revealed at 2pm that the Tynecastle side will start their 2020/21 Championship campaign at home to the Dens Park club.

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In their tweet announcing the fixture, Dundee referred to ‘relegated Hearts’.

It read: “We will kick off the 2020/21 Scottish Championship season with a trip to Tynecastle to face relegated Heart of Midlothian.”

Some within the Hearts support will regard the addition of ‘relegated’ as being unnecessary and only fuelling the disgruntlement and sense of injustice amongst the fans.

It is a different approach taken to Riath Rovers with chairman Bill Clark keen to “build bridges”.

While some were able to see the funny side on social media, it is set to be a tasty opening fixture in the Championship due to what has happened in the last four months, culminating in the Scottish FA arbitration panel’s decision on Monday to confirm Hearts’ demotion to the second tier.

Dundee were front and centre of the controversy back in April when the SPFL presented the resolution to terminate the 2020/21 season.

The club sent a vote rejecting the resolution but it wasn’t received by the league body, which, controversially, released a statement revealing the incomplete result of the vote.

Dundee would ask for their original vote not to be cast before backing the resolution at a later date.

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Hearts fans have already discussed boycotting certain away matches next season, including Dens Park, when allowed back into grounds.

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