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17th Sep 2022

Dundee United fans sing ‘Lizzie’s in a box’ during minute’s silence at Ibrox

Simon Lloyd

Rangers fans reacted angrily after the minute’s silence ended

Dundee United supporters interrupted a minute’s silence for Queen Elizabeth II ahead of their match with Rangers at Ibrox by singing ‘Lizzie’s in a box’.

Rangers, who defied UEFA by playing God Save The King ahead of their Champions League game against Napoli on Wednesday, had announced plans for a minute’s silence before Saturday afternoon’s Scottish Premiership clash.

With players gathered around the centre circle, however, booing was heard from Ibrox’s away end as soon as the minute’s silence began, with the offensive songs heard soon after.

Rangers’ fans later showed their disapproval with loud boos when the minute’s silence ended. The home support then joined together to sing the national anthem before kick-off.

The incident occurred after it was reported Sky Sports had told their production team to be ready to reduce noise from Celtic supporters during live coverage of their game away at St Mirren on Sunday.

Celtic faced Shakhtar Donetsk in a Champions League group game in Warsaw in midweek, with supporters unfurling offensive banners about the Queen following her death the previous week. BT Sport, who broadcast the game in the UK, apologised after the banners briefly appeared on screen.

UEFA have since opened disciplinary proceeding against Celtic for the banners, though have decided not to do so with Rangers over their decision to play the national anthem.

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