• Home
  • /
  • Football
  • /
  • Shamrock Rovers Condemn Fan Chant Mocking Death Of Queen Elizabeth II

Shamrock Rovers Condemn Fan Chant Mocking Death Of Queen Elizabeth II

Shamrock Rovers Condemn Fan Chant Mocking Death Of Queen Elizabeth II
By Gary Connaughton Updated

Shamrock Rovers have condemned the 'callous' actions of some of their supporters, who could be heard signing a chant relating to the death of Queen Elizabeth II during their Europa Conference League game against Djurgarden last night.

In the video, which so far has been viewed over 5million times on social media, fans at Tallaght Stadium can be heard repeatedly chanting 'Lizzie's in a box' in reference to her death.

The British monarch died yesterday at the age of 96, with a number of sporting events in the UK postponed as a result.

Shamrock Rovers have since condemned the actions of the supporters involved, saying it does not condone the abuse of any individual.

In a statement, the club said:

Shamrock Rovers F.C. has been made aware of chants by a group of individuals at last night's game. Such highly insensitive and callous chanting is not acceptable at our club and is against the values that Shamrock Rovers F.C. stands for.

Our ground regulations issued on match tickets and on signage at entry strictly prohibit such activity.

The following is also announced over the PA system before all of our games in Tallaght Stadium; "Shamrock Rovers Football Club welcomes all supporters to its grounds and condemns any form of bigotry and discrimination in soccer.

Shamrock Rovers Football Club does not condone hostile abuse of individual players, spectators, or officials based on ethnic or cultural background, nationality, or religious affiliation. Those found to be involved in any such behaviour will face ejection from the ground and will be reported to the Gardaí.

Shamrock Rovers would draw the game 0-0, starting their Europa Conference League group campaign in a promising fashion.

Advertisement

Football fixtures throughout the UK have been cancelled this weekend, although Derry City's League of Ireland fixture against Bohemians this evening will go ahead as planned.

SEE ALSO: Aviva Stadium Could Host Premier League Clubs For European Fixtures


Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now!

Copyright © 2022. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com

Advertisement