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19th Sep 2022

Ange Postecoglou shoots down question about Celtic fans after anti-monarchy banner

Robert Redmond

Ange Postecoglou Celtic

“It’s time we moved on”

Ange Postecoglou opted not to comment on anti-monarchy chants by some Celtic supporters during the team’s 2-0 loss to St Mirren on Sunday.

Some Celtic fans at St Mirren Park chanted, ‘if you hate the Royal Family clap your hands’. They also held up a banner with the same slogan during the Scottish Premiership game.

St Mirren supporters booed the Celtic fans, while Sky Sports commentator Ian Crocker told viewers watching at home ‘apologies if you were offended’.

Postecoglou shoots down question about banner displayed by Celtic supporters.

Postecoglou was asked about the banner and the chants in his post-match press conference on Sunday. The Celtic manager shot down the question and insisted that the focus should centre on football.

“I addressed all that in two press conferences, I’m not going to do it in three,” Postecoglou told reporters after Celtic’s shock defeat.

“I get why the interest is there, but I’m a manager at a football club, and I sit at press conferences wanting to talk about football.

“We addressed that matter, we did everything we needed to do, it’s time we moved on.”

Ahead of Celtic’s match against St Mirren, Postecoglou said his team would respect the minute’s silence and that he hoped the club’s supporters would do likewise.

Uefa have also been charged by UEFA after some supporters held up a banner which displayed ‘F*** the Crown’ during the club’s 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland last week.

Elsewhere, before the match against Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday, some Dundee United supporters booed during a minute’s silence to remember the late Queen Elizabeth II.

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