Hearts director Stuart Wallace has taken a dig at the ‘crocodile tears’ of lower league clubs as they call for change in Scottish football.

The Scottish FA have brought all football below the Championship to a halt for three weeks, leading to angry outbursts from the likes of Falkirk, Stenhousemuir and Partick Thistle over the handling of the shutdown during the coronavirus crisis.

Stenhousemuir chairman Iain McMenemy has insisted clubs were ‘silenced’ at the SPFL’s meeting earlier this week when he claims microphones were muted during the Zoom conference call.

However, the chairman of the Foundation of Hearts supporters’ group had little sympathy for the bottom two tiers of the SPFL.

Wallace accused some of self-interest after failing to help out Hearts, Partick and Stranraer when last season was brought to a premature halt in March.

The trio were relegated following the curtailed campaign with the Jambos and Thistle taking legal action in a bid to avoid the drop.

Wallace said on Twitter: “Clubs issuing statements about the need for change in Scottish football, the same clubs who when presented with that opportunity chose to stare at their shoes.

“Clubs that had zero interest in our treatment.

“I’ll give you a clue as to how much I care for their crocodile tears.”

The Championship is currently allowed to play on after all clubs agreed to new SFA and SPFL Joint Response Group testing procedures.

But Raith Rovers have seen their game with Inverness postponed after a Covid outbreak.