Banks o’ Dee president Brian Winton says his players are devastated after clubs in the North Region Junior Football Association voted to declare the 2019-20 season null-and-void.
Dee were 14 points clear at the top of the McBookie.com North Region Super League after a perfect record from 16 games.
But the 32 clubs in the North Region voted 19-13 to declare the season null-and-void rather than finishing by the standings in the leagues as of March 7 or on a points per game basis.
The decision is in contrast to the one taken in the West Region Premiership where Auchinleck Talbot were crowned champions on average points, despite sitting third.
Winton is disappointed his side did not receive the same recognition on the cusp of a fifth successive title.
He said: “I feel disappointed and disillusioned over the lack of governance, leadership and consistency.
“Null-and-void is a non-sporting outcome and a negative way to conclude a season which has been played in difficult circumstances.
“The bit I find hard to take is that the Scottish Championship, Leagues 1 and 2, the Highland League and the Lowland League have all crowned their leaders as champions.
“We are the only club in Scotland, as far as I’m aware, with an average of three points per game as we have won all 16 in the league.
“I feel the null and void vote has penalised the potential league champions and teams in the relegation zone have been thrown a lifeline.”