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BT Sport Apologise For Celtic Supporters' Anti-Monarchy Banner

BT Sport Apologise For Celtic Supporters' Anti-Monarchy Banner
By Colman Stanley Updated

BT Sport issued an apology during the Champions League clash between Celtic and Shakhtar Donetsk this evening.

The broadcaster accidentally zoomed in on anti-monarchy flag among the Celtic supporters, which said 'FUCK THE CROWN.' BT Sport commentator, Rob MacLean, duly offered an apology "to anyone offended."

While there was no minute's silence before the match, both sides did wear black armbands as a mark of respect.

Celtic Fans Display Anti-Monarchy Banner

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The game, which is being held in Poland due to the ongoing war in Ukraine ,finished 1-1.

Artem Bondarenko put Celtic ahead in the 10th minute with an own goal, before Mykhalo Mudryk equalised in the 29th minute.

Mudryk is a talented 21-year-old Ukranian winger who has been heavily linked with a Premier League move to Arsenal during the January transfer window.


The 1-1 draw this evening leaves Celtic on one point in Group F, following last week's 3-0 loss to Real Madrid at Celtic Park.

Shakhtar lie on four point after their impressive 4-1 victory over RB Leipzig last week, while Madrid and Leipzig will meet each other this evening at 20.00.

Rangers are also taking to the field tonight in their Champions League Group A clash against Napoli.


We reported earlier on the announcement from the club that they will defy UEFA's ruling and play God Save The Queen before kick-off.

In a tweet from the club's official account, they stated: 'Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be honoured this evening at Ibrox with a minute’s silence, a display created by the Union Bears, and a rendition of the Nation Anthem. If you are attending tonight’s match, we encourage all supporters to be in their seat for 19:50.'

SEE ALSO: Rangers Announce They Will Ignore UEFA Warning Over National Anthem


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