Celtic fans sing anti-monarchy song during minute of applause for late queen


Cheeky fans of Scottish football team Celtic sang a short song on Sunday to mock the royal family as they were supposed to applaud the late Queen Elizabeth II.

“If you hate the royal family, clap your hands,” fans chanted before the team’s match in Paisley, Scotland, against St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership. They held up a large banner that said the same thing.

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A Sky TV sports commentator apologized to the TV audience for the Celtic fans, the Scottish Daily Express reported.

St. Mirren had announced that before the game there would be a minute of applause in their home court – instead of a minute of silence – to honor the Queen.

Celtic players applauded as their fans made something completely different.

On Wednesday, fans held up a huge banner that read “fuck the crown” ahead of a game in Poland.

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That led to an investigation by the Union of European Football Associations, which regulates the sport, The Irish Post reported. “UEFA disciplinary bodies will decide the matter in due course,” the organization said in a statement.

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou told the press on Friday: “We will abide by all obligations and responsibilities that we have as a football club. We do so in a respectful way. We want our supporters to do the same.”

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British TV personality Piers Morgan slammed the “heartless Celtic fans who chose to mock and mock a 96-year-old woman who loved Scotland so much.”

Celtic lost 0-2 to St. Mirren. A football fan tweeted that it was revenge for the Queen.


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