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Dundee United fans laugh at Queen’s death during minute’s silence at Ibrox

Dundee United fans interrupted the minute’s silence in memory of the Queen ahead of Saturday’s Premiership game against Rangers at Ibrox.

Rangers had confirmed they had planned the tribute for their home game, as well as the singing of the national anthem before kick-off.

However, boos and chants could be heard emanating from the corner of the stadium which housed several hundred Dundee United fans.

Chants of “Lizzie’s in a box” could be heard, prompting boos from some members of the home support at United fans after the national anthem.

The Scottish Football Association postponed all matches last weekend following the Queen’s death and gave clubs the option of whether and how to honor the resumption of matches this weekend.

Rangers were playing at home on Saturday, days after defying UEFA by taking on God Save the King ahead of their Champions League loss to Napoli just after a minute’s silence.

In a joint statement with the Scottish Professional Football League on Monday, the SFA said: “This week, as a sign of respect and in line with the national period of mourning, local clubs may wish to observe a period of silence and/or play the national anthem just before kick-off, and players may want to wear black armbands.

It comes after Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou expressed his wish for fans to hold a minute’s applause in memory of the Queen ahead of Sunday’s game against St Mirren.

The Paisley club have confirmed they have planned the tribute for their home game, which comes days after Celtic faced disciplinary proceedings from UEFA after fans displayed a banner anti-crown in the Champions League draw against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

Asked if he had a message for the fans ahead of the tribute scheduled for Sunday, Postecoglou said: “I have the same message to our fans that we always have. Like I said before the game (against Shakhtar) we will respect the protocols We wore black wristbands on Wednesday night.

“I think there is a minute of applause, we will live up to all the obligations and responsibilities that we have as a football club. We will do it in a respectful way. We want our supporters to do the same.

A banner among Celtic supporters in Warsaw declared ‘F*** the Crown’ while another read ‘Sorry for your loss Michael Fagan’, a reference to the intruder who broke into the Queen’s Buckingham Palace bedroom in 1982.

Supporters also expressed anti-monarchy sentiments in the song. There was no minute’s silence before the game, but both teams wore black armbands.

St Johnstone and Hibernian announced earlier in the week that they would hold a minute’s applause ahead of their home Premiership games on Saturday while Championship side Partick Thistle will do the same before hosting Cove Rangers.

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