“If You Hate the Royal Family Clap Your Hands”: Celtic Fans Chant During Their League Match on Sunday

“If You Hate the Royal Family Clap Your Hands”: Celtic Fans Chant During Their League Match on Sunday

  • Celtic fans chant "If you hate the royal family clap your hands" during the Premiership game against St Mirren
  • Their fans expressed their anger towards the Royal Family and Queen Elizabeth II earlier this week during their Champions League match in Poland
  • Celtic was playing St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership and ended up losing 2-0 which was their first league loss in a year.

Celtic fans have been put on the spot again after they appeared to ruin Queen Elizabeth II's minute of applause during their Scottish Premiership clash against St Mirren.

The fans had a banner in the stands that read "If you hate the Royal Family clap your hands" as they tasted defeat for the first time in a year.

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Celtic fans hold up a banner before their Premiership match against St Mirren. Photo by Steve Welsh.
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Celtic fans chant against the Royal Family

Celtic fans have again hit the headlines after displaying a banner expressing dislike for the Royal Family and Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away over a week ago, according to the Guardian.

The fans chanted, "If you hate the royal family clap your hands", during a minute of applause, eliciting angry reactions from many social media users, including prominent media personality Piers Morgan.

Celtic fans appeared to mock the queen during Wednesday's Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland, an incident which has come under UEFA disciplinary proceedings.

The Scottish champions were playing away against St Mirren, a game in which they suffered a crushing 2-0 loss. This was their first league defeat in a year and their first loss to St Mirren since 2010.

Before Sunday's game, Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou called on the supporters to respect the queen's tribute.

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I think there’s a minute’s applause [on Sunday], we will abide by whatever obligations and responsibilities we have as a football club. We will do that in a respectful manner. We want our supporters to do the same.

There have been incidents of fans across Scotland booing and expressing derogatory chants towards the Royal Family, who are set to lay the queen to rest today.

Celtic offensive banner

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Celtic fans' refusal to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II, who died a week ago.

During their Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland, Celtic fans wore black armbands to show respect to the Royal Family since the match didn't have a minute of applause.

However, Celtic fans unveiled the banner which read "F**k the crown* drawing angry reactions from Britons on social media.

Source: Sports Brief News

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