Dundee United fans interrupt Rangers’ minute’s silence with ‘Lizzie’s in a box’ chant


    Players observe a minute's silence following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday September 8, ahead of the cinch Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Picture date: Saturday September 17, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Steve Welsh/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder.
    Rangers and Dundee United players observed a minute’s silence at Ibrox (PA)

    Dundee United supporters interrupted Rangers’ minute’s silence for the Queen at Ibrox by singing ‘Lizzie’s in a box’.

    The tribute was held before their Scottish Premiership match on Saturday and while most at Ibrox were silent, there were clear jeers in the away end.

    Chants of ‘Lizzie’s in a box’ from the Dundee United section were also clearly audible, while after the referee blew his whistle to end the silence, loud boos from the home fans echoed around Ibrox.

    It was the second tribute Rangers have made this week after their fans unveiled a huge Union Jack tifo display before their Champions League match against Napoli on Wednesday evening.

    The Scottish club also defied UEFA’s orders by playing God Save the King before the match. The governing body had turned down Rangers’ request to play the national anthem before the game.

    Meanwhile, Celtic have been charged by UEFA this week for their banners that mocked the Queen’s death which were unveiled before their Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland.

    Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has urged the club’s supporters to be respectful in the tribute that is planned before Sunday’s game against St Mirren.

    ‘I have the same message to our fans that we always have. As I said before the game [against Shakhtar], we will abide by the protocols. We wore black armbands on Wednesday night,’ Postecoglou said.

    ‘I think there’s a minute’s applause, 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.’

    Dundee United fans in the stands during the cinch Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
    Rangers fans were furious with Dundee United supporters for interrupting the silence (PA)

    Last week, Shamrock Rovers hit out at their supporters who also sang ‘Lizzie’s in a box’ during their side’s Europa Conference League game in Dublin.

    The Irish club said in a statement: ‘Such highly insensitive and callous chanting is not acceptable at our club and is against the values that Shamrock Rovers F.C. stands for.’

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