RB Salzburg fans hold poignant tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with silent walk to Stamford Bridge and banner to pay respect before clash with Chelsea in Champions League

    RB Salzburg fans held a poignant tribute to Queen Elizabeth II before their Champions League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

    Supporters of the Austrian champions held a silent walk from Earls Court to the stadium in honour of Her Majesty, who passed away last week at the age of 96.

    Salzburg fans showed their class at Stamford Bridge

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    Salzburg fans showed their class at Stamford Bridge

    It was a perfectly-observed minute of silence from both sets of fans

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    It was a perfectly-observed minute of silence from both sets of fans

    Upon arrival, Salzburg fans applauded as Blues supporters chanted ‘God Save The King’ before kick-off.

    The travelling Austrians also unfurled a banner which read, ‘In Memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’, to cover up club colours during commemorations.

    The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust said: “The CST appreciates this incredibly respectful gesture from RB Salzburg supporters.”

    Salzburg supporters then respected a perfectly-observed minute of silence in west London.

    Two Chelsea Pensioners laid wreaths following the pre-match warm-ups and players of both clubs wore black armbands.

    The ‘We Are the Shed’ fan group hung Union Jack flags along the middle tier of the Shed End along with their own banner paying tribute to Her Majesty.

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