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Dundee United fans interrupt Queen’s minute’s silence with vile chants

Dundee United fans have sparked outrage after sections of their supporters sang a vile chant about the death of Queen Elizabeth II during the minute’s silence ahead of their Scottish Premiership game against Rangers at Ibrox.

As the vast majority of the stadium watched immaculately at the tribute to Her Majesty, chants of “Lizzie’s in a Box” and jeers could be heard from the other end.

Rangers fans, who had turned Ibrox into a Union Jack flag out of affection for the Queen ahead of their Champions League game against Napoli on Wednesday, responded with loud boos before bursting out into a rendition of the national anthem.

Dundee United are yet to comment on the actions of their supporters at Ibrox. There was a mixed reaction to their breaking of the silence on social media, with some blasting their fans and others – some of whom appeared to support Celtic – echoing their rejection of the tribute.

The SPFL this week told clubs they may wish to observe a period of silence and/or play the national anthem before kick-off as domestic football resumed after the Queen’s death aged 96 last Thursday.

Rangers confirmed on Friday they would be honoring the late Queen Elizabeth, while the club released a full-page picture of Her Majesty on the front page of their game program for the clash against Dundee United.

Dundee United are the latest Scottish club to publicly display anti-monarchy sentiment after Celtic fans unveiled banners ahead of their Champions League game in Poland against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Celtic have been sued by UEFA after fans unveiled banners, including one that read ‘F*** the Crown’, at the match against Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland.

Sportsmail announced on Friday that Sky Sports production staff have been instructed to turn down the volume or even turn off individual microphones during their live coverage of Celtic’s Scottish Premiership trip to St Mirren on Sunday when away fans sing insulting chants about the Queen .

Celtic fans held up two banners ahead of their 1-1 draw with Shakhtar, the other reading ‘Sorry for your loss Michael Fagan’ – a nod to an intruder who made his way into the late Queen’s bedroom at Buckingham 40 years ago Palace found.

Celtic’s anti-royal sentiments have prompted St Mirren to drop plans for a minute’s silence before the game and the club instead demand “respect” for a minute’s applause amid fears of fans being booed en masse by the visitors will.

Celtic have yet to comment publicly on the banners unfurled ahead of the Shakhtar game, but manager Ange Postecoglou has urged the club’s supporters to respect the planned minute-long applause ahead of tomorrow’s game, which will take place on the eve of the Queen’s state funeral on Monday .

“I have the same message to our fans that we always have,” Postecoglou said. “As I said before the game (against Shakhtar), we will stick to the protocols. We wore black armbands on Wednesday night.

“I think there’s a minute of applause, we’re going to live up to all the commitments and responsibilities that we have as a football club. We will do so in a respectful manner. We want our supporters to do the same.’

Thousands of Rangers fans came armed with flags to honor the Queen on Wednesday, while Union Jack flags adorned the outskirts of the stadium ahead of Rangers’ Champions League homecoming.

Flags and banners, such as those with images of Her Majesty, were again seen outside Ibrox in honor of the Queen on Saturday, which was expected given large sections of the Rangers fanbase are known to have pro-royal and unionist views.

Rangers fans defied a UEFA ban on playing the national anthem ahead of the Napoli game but will not face disciplinary action from European football’s governing body.

The Scottish club – along with Manchester City and Chelsea – had asked to play God Save the King ahead of the Champions League game against the Serie ‘A’ club.

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