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Scottish Fans Fined For Booing God Save The Queen

Scottish Fans Fined For Booing God Save The Queen

FIFA were today busy taking names, and while Martin O'Neill and James McClean are free to face Georgia, the Scottish Football Association have not been so lucky in dodging FIFA sanctions.

They have to pay a fine of £4,000 after their supporters were charged with "improper conduct" for booing God Save The Queen at the World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park last June. That game was a thriller, ending 2-2 in an utterly bonkers finish. Leigh Griffiths was so close to forever etching his name into Scottish football history as he hit two free-kicks in two minutes to turn Scotland's match with England on it's head, only for Harry Kane to pop up in the final minute to take advantage of some horrendous defending to break Scottish hearts.

That game - heartbreak aside -  was an improvement on the return fixture at Wembley, which ended in a 3-0 defeat for the visitors.

Also, the size of the fine for supporter behaviour from the Hampden game was also an improvement on Wembley.

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The SFA was fined almost £16,000 after that game, partly for the fans' booing of the national anthem, along with the display of a political slogan: both sets of players wore shirts embroidered with a poppy in honour of Armistice Day.

See Also: Bray Wanderers Release Most Bonkers Statement The LOI Has Ever Seen

Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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