Celtic supporters chanted: “If you hate the royal family clap your fingers,” during a minute’s applause in reminiscence of the Queen, earlier than the Scottish Premiership defeat at St. Mirren in Paisley.
The hosts had confirmed the deliberate applause days after Celtic turned the topic of Uefa disciplinary proceedings when supporters displayed a banner studying “Fuck the Crown” during Wednesday’s Champions League draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland.
Visiting fans housed in a single stand behind the objectives in Paisley chanted the anti-monarchy sentiment and there was a banner held up which additionally learn: “If you hate the Royal Family clap your fingers.”
The 2-0 defeat to St. Mirren, led to by objectives from Mark O’Hara and Jonah Ayunga, was Celtic’s first league loss in a 12 months. It was the hosts’ first win over their opponents in the Premiership since March 2010.
In the run-up to Sunday’s recreation, Celtic’s supervisor, Ange Postecoglou, known as on fans to respect the tribute: “I’ve the similar message to our fans that we all the time have. As I mentioned earlier than the recreation [against Shakhtar], we are going to abide by the protocols. We wore black armbands on Wednesday evening.”
He added: “I feel there is a minute’s applause [on Sunday], we are going to abide by no matter obligations and tasks now we have as a soccer membership. We will do this in a respectful method. We need our supporters to do the similar.”
A minute’s silence at Ibrox on Saturday 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 acknowledged that that they had “reached out to advise our supporters of the pre-match preparations with the expectation that the minute’s silence can be noticed”.
There had been comparable reactions forward of Hibernian’s recreation with Aberdeen at Easter Road, the place boos and chants had been audible during a minute’s applause.
The Scottish Football Association had postponed all matches final weekend after the Queen’s loss of life 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 Professional Football League on Monday, the SFA mentioned: “This week, as a mark of respect and in line with the interval of nationwide mourning, dwelling 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.”