What one might expect to happen is that anything that was gained by said advantage to be taken away from the party that cheated.
Lance Armstrong is caught cheating his way to seven Tour de France titles - again by means of using performance enhancing drugs. He is stripped of his titles which are subsequently declared null and void.
Melbourne Storm are found to have knowingly and deliberately breached a salary cap in order to get the best players possible to achieve rugby league glory. They are stripped of their titles.
Glasgow Rangers use a tax evasion scheme to entice footballers to their club who would have signed for other teams had those lucrative tax-dodging deals not been made available. Well they were str.......
At this point the needle gets stuck on the record.
Because for some reason, an operation to sweep this particular mode of cheating under the carpet is in full swing.
Columnists are pleading for clemency while compliant ex-players are being 'asked' about if they felt cheated when playing in cup finals against Rangers' star-studded players (and neglecters of state medical care, armed forces, fire-crews, police officers), give the soothing answer of 'no'.
Some may just want to forget about the whole thing. Others may be displaying an example of restraint and dignity (two qualities sadly lacking from the club that cheated).
While there will be those who don't want a winner's medal years after the event because it feels awkward receiving one via the post instead of a presentation on the pitch when the final took place itself.
So then the best solution of that particular issue is to declare all those wins 'null and void'.
That's how the Tour de France now explains the Lance Armstrong years.
The disgraced American cyclist is struck from the record and the spot he occupied is left blank.
After all, the Scottish Football Association have done this thing before. Check who won the 1909 Scottish Cup final.
That was declared null and void following rioting that stopped that final from reaching a natural conclusion.
Melbourne Storm's National Rugby League Premiership titles (and World Club Challenge title) simply read "stripped" when looking up their tainted successes.
Yet in Scotland, it's a case of washing your hands faster than Pontius Pilate.
There are those trying to put forward the myth of "oh it wouldn't have mattered anyway - Rangers still would have been too good for the rest and they would have no chance of winning cups either".
The other clubs would have liked that opportunity to try that theory out in the first instance.
To say otherwise is disingenuous at best. At worst? Draw your own conclusions.
One particular outlet will have no qualms about one club sharing a title which they legitimately won (and Hearts fans by and large dismissed this as nonsense), while the same outlet will use Heart of Midlothian as a shield to deflect attention from Rangers' sins.
Hearts, like many others, did (on a larger scale admittedly - and they shouldn't have) maxed out both overdraft and credit card.
They paid for it. They went into administration, took the massive points deduction that went with it, accepted their culpability and managed to appeal to the good grace of their creditors to negotiate a CVA that allowed them to get something back.
Far from ideal, and you would be hard-pressed to find a Hearts fan who is proud of what happened.
Rangers on the other hand, deliberately employed a scheme designed to dodge tax in order to sign players who would never have been available to them.
Yet instead of facing up to it, many are seeking to excuse them from appropriate punishment.
Had Hearts pushed the envelope past the boundaries of what was legal and used the tax-dodging EBTs en masse, it is doubtful that anybody would be making the same excuses as they are for Rangers.
There would have been no qualms from the flat-Earth society that's in full swing today about stripping Hearts of any trophies gained.
Nor would they be squeamish about demanding that the employees who benefited greatly from this tax dodge to repay what they owe to the British state.
Same applies for any other club. Aberdeen, Hibs, Dundee United.... honours would be stripped and taxes demanded.
This decade-long period of cheating affected many clubs in Scotland.
They lost out in terms of trophies, league position, prize-money and potentially lucrative European ties as shown in this chart compiled by Greg Latimer (who can be followed on Twitter via @LattimerGreg).
One example - Hearts finished third in season 2008/09 behind Celtic who lost the league to Rangers.
Strike Rangers' cheating from the record and Hearts could have had a second-placed finish and entry into the Champions League qualifiers as opposed to the Europa League.
The Edinburgh side would have played CSKA Moscow and had they won that, Arsenal (and the big TV money that would have come with that) could have been visiting Tynecastle instead of Parkhead that year.
As for lost prize money....
Money that all could have done with at some point over the last five years.
This is a far greater issue than those sweeping this under the carpet would have you believe.
Other sports punish such deceit by stripping away titles won by cheating.
The only way for Scottish football to cleanse itself is to declare the tainted honours won by Rangers as being....
Null and void.