Cheeky fans of the Scottish soccer team Celtic on Sunday sang a temporary song mocking the royal family once they were speculated to be applauding the late Queen Elizabeth II.
“Should you hate the royal family, clap your hands,” fans sang before the team’s game in Paisley, Scotland, against St. Mirren within the Scottish Premiership. They held up a big banner saying the identical thing.
A Sky TV sports commentator apologized to the TV audience for the Celtic fans, reported the Scottish Each day Express.
St. Mirren had announced that there could be a minute of applause on their home field before the match — as an alternative of a minute of silence — to honor the queen.
Celtic players applauded — while their fans fashioned something entirely different.
On Wednesday, the fans held up an enormous banner reading “fuck the crown” before a game in Poland.
That triggered an investigation by the Union of European Football Associations, which regulates the game, The Irish Post reported. “The UEFA disciplinary bodies will choose the matter in the end,” the organization declared in a press release.
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou told the press Friday: “We’ll abide by whatever obligations and responsibilities we have now as a football club. We’ll do this in a respectful manner. We wish our supporters to do the identical.”
Brit TV personality Piers Morgan bashed the “heartless Celtic fans that selected to mock & taunt a 96yr-old woman who loved Scotland a lot.”
Celtic lost to St. Mirren 0-2. One soccer fan tweeted that it was payback for the queen.