- Yugantar Chauhan
Football News: After cries were heard during a minute of silence for the Queen at a Scottish Premiership game, Sky Sports apologised to its viewers.
Sunday afternoon’s match between St. Mirren and Celtic at the SMISA Stadium featured anti-monarchy music. If you despise the Royal family, clap your hands, a portion of Celtic fans held up a banner, and a similar chant followed.
The match was broadcasted on Sky Sports, and commentator Ian Crocker expressed regret to anyone who the chanting may have hurt. He stated: “We sincerely apologise if anything we said offended you. Most folks were respectful, but others weren’t.”
At 96, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at her Balmoral residence in Scotland earlier this month. After 70 years as the head of the UK, Her Majesty’s death brought an end to her reign. Now, the UK and the Commonwealth are ruled by King Charles III, the Queen’s son.
After Monday’s official funeral, the nation’s current period of national mourning in honour of the Queen’s life and service will come to an end. Her Majesty has received tributes from millions of people worldwide, including well-known football players.
However, not everyone supports the monarchy, and some people have expressed their opinions during this time. That includes the Celtic fan base, which displayed a banner reading “f*** the crown” during their previous European match against Shakhtar Donetsk.
The public’s reaction to Celtic fans’ acts in question is polarising. While some people say the supporters of the monarchy have every right to demonstrate against the monarchy, others think the banners and shouts are insulting during a time of national sorrow.
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou requested that fans observe the moment of silence for the Queen before the team’s match against St. Mirren on Sunday. UEFA is taking action against the Glasgow club over their banner against Shakhtar.
At his pre-game press conference on Friday afternoon, Postecoglou remarked, “I have the same message to our fans that we always have. We’ll follow the rules as I indicated before the game [against Shakhtar]. On Wednesday night, we wore black armbands.“
Postecoglou also said: “We will uphold all of our duties and responsibilities as a football club, for which I believe there will be a minute of applause on Sunday. We’ll carry out that with respect. We expect the same of our fans.”
Postecoglou went on to say: “I won’t be speaking for anyone else’s supporters. I’ll take care of our own team, our own fans. As I have stated, we will take whatever necessary action and will do so, as a football club, I believe, in a reasonably respectable manner.”
Stephen Robinson, the manager of St. Mirren, stated on Friday: “We’ll be paying them the utmost respect. We merely ask for civility from everyone.”
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