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Celtic followers sing anti-royal household track throughout minute’s applause for the Queen | Celtic

Celtic supporters chanted ”For those who hate the royal household clap your fingers” throughout a minute’s applause in reminiscence of the Queen, earlier than the Scottish Premiership sport towards St Mirren in Paisley.

The hosts had confirmed the deliberate applause days after Celtic turned the topic of Uefa disciplinary proceedings when supporters displayed an banner studying “Fuck the Crown” throughout Wednesday’s Champions League draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland.

Visiting followers housed in a single stand behind the targets in Paisley chanted the anti-monarchy sentiment and there was banner held up which learn: “For those who hate the Royal Household clap your fingers”.

Within the runup to Sunday’s sport, Celtic’s supervisor Ange Postecoglou had referred to as on followers to respect the tribute: “I’ve the identical message to our followers that we at all times have. As I stated earlier than the sport [against Shakhtar], we’ll abide by the protocols. We wore black armbands on Wednesday night time.”

He added: “I believe there’s a minute’s applause [on Sunday], we’ll abide by no matter obligations and duties we’ve as a soccer membership. We are going to do this in a respectful method. We wish our supporters to do the identical.”

The banner was held up during the minute’s applause at St Mirren for the Queen.
The banner was held up in the course of the minute’s applause at St Mirren for the Queen. {Photograph}: Steve Welsh/PA

A minute’s silence at Ibrox was disrupted by Dundee United supporters. Boos and derogatory chants might be heard coming from the nook of the stadium housing a number of hundred United supporters earlier than Rangers performed God Save the King.

In a short assertion, United later said that that they had “reached out to advise our supporters of the pre-match preparations with the expectation that the minute silence could be noticed”.

There have been related reactions forward of Hibernian’s sport with Aberdeen at Easter Street, the place boos and chants have been audible throughout a minute’s applause.

The Scottish Soccer Affiliation had postponed all matches final weekend following the Queen’s dying and gave golf equipment the choice of selecting whether or not and find out how to pay respects when video games resumed.

In a joint assertion with the Scottish Skilled Soccer League on Monday, the SFA stated: “This week, as a mark of respect and in step with the interval of nationwide mourning, residence golf equipment could want to maintain a interval of silence and/or play the nationwide anthem simply forward of kick-off, and gamers could want to put on black armbands.”

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